Patong Police seize illegal fireworks, amplify beach security measures

Patong Police sprang into motion on Patong Beach, Phuket, at around 11.30pm on July 15. Patrolling officers, under the management of Thongplew Kruehom close to the bustling Bangla Road, apprehended a younger man. The cost was an unauthorised sale of fireworks to the common public along the seashore, as confirmed by Patong Police.
Unwilling to reveal the identity of the person, the police confirmed that the suspect had been charged with “selling or providing for sale items (fireworks) in a public place or way.”
However, this was hardly the top of the story. The police later found one other hidden stash of fireworks amidst stacked solar loungers returned after a day’s use. The stash was cleverly hidden in plain sight, in entrance of the Patong Post Office.
The discovery came into mild round 12.30pm yesterday, during a seashore patrol. The owners of the contraband had been nowhere to be discovered. On being found, the items have been seized and safely saved on the Patong Police Station.
The crackdown on the unlawful sale of fireworks and sky lanterns on Patong Beach is the end result of raids that occurred earlier this month. Fires ensuing from the utilization of such illegal objects had beforehand led to an influence blackout alongside the Patong beachfront. This birthed the enforcement of the ban, beginning in December of the earlier yr.
The directions got here from Siwat Rawarangkul, the Kathu District Chief, who commanded the Kathu branch of the Volunteer Defense Corps to often inspect the seaside for any violation of the laws. Nothing to it got here in the light of multiple complaints about unsolicited fireworks and sky lantern sellers on the beach, causing nuisance and posing potential security hazards, reported The Phuket News.
Siwat issued a public warning to those seeking to promote or use such items on the beach, reiterating the intense penalties, including however not restricted to hefty fines of as a lot as 60,000 baht or a most imprisonment of three years, or each.
“Officers will conduct intensive checks on the seashore every day.”

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