Five Vendors Arrested with 205 Illegal Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes in Patong

Patong –

Officers arrested five Thai vendors on the Bangla Road and Patong Beach, with a total of 205 e-cigarettes and illegal cigarettes seized.

Phuket Administrative Officers told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (May 14th) they arrested a total of five Thai suspects. They were found selling e-cigarettes and illegal cigarettes (with unpaid tax) on Bangla Road and on Patong Beach.

Seized from them were a total of 166 e-cigarettes and 39 illegal cigarettes (with unpaid tax). They were taken to Patong Police Station. The names of those arrested were not released to the press.

They are facing charges of violating the ban on the sale of any electronic cigarettes and vaping liquid products, as well as the illegal importation or possession of goods that are untaxed, restricted, or prohibited.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.