Suspects Arrested in Koh Samui E-cigarette Shops Raid

Surat Thani –

Two suspects were arrested on Samui Island after two E-cigarette shops were raided.

The Surat Thani Governor, Mr. Jessada Jittarat led the raid on Monday (May 27th). The first shop raid was in the Bophut sub-district. Ms. Rathaphon, 28, from Nakhon Si Thammarat, was arrested with illegal e-cigarettes and 4,310 Baht in cash which were seized. She was taken to the Bophut Police Station

The second shop raid was in the Mae Nam sub-district. Mr. Suthee, 34, from Surin, Northeastern Thailand, and was arrested with e-cigarettes and 123,385 Baht in cash which were also seized. He was taken to the Koh Samui Police Station.

Both of them 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.

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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.