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Curfew breakers continue to flout the law

Curfew breakers continue to flout the law

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have reported 28 more people arrested for breaking the curfew overnight, bringing to 636 the official tally of people arrested for breaking the national nightly curfew from 10pm to 4am since the curfew began on Apr 3.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 12:15PM

According to an infographic posted this morning by Phuket Provincial Police, the number of arrests for breaking the curfew reported by each police station on the island so far is as follows:

  • Muang Phuket Police Station – 205 (8 new cases)
  • Patong Police Station – 149 (13)
  • Wichit Police Station – 72 (1)
  • Chalong Police Station – 43 (1)
  • Karon Police Station – 36 (1)
  • Thalang Police Station – 34 (2)
  • Cherng Talay Police Station – 27 (1)
  • Kathu Police Station – 19 (zero)
  • Tha Chatchai Police Station – 15 (1)
  • Kamala Police Station 25 (zero)
  • Sakhu Police Station 11 (zero)

Siripong Leeprasit of the Phuket Provincial Narcotics Control Management Center, a provincial-level anti-narcotics task force, reported that his team of 15 officials and volunteers had arrested five offenders at a variety of locations in Muang District.

Mr Siripong named the five offenders as: Mr Sayan Chutian, 34; Mr Suthit Tansakun, 32; Ms Wararat Sukna, 36; Ms Pattamaporn Sena, 33; and Mr Chakrit Huaicheelek, 27.

All five were taken to Phuket City Police Station and charged accordingly, Mr Siripong confirmed in his report.

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“People keep breaking the curfew rules. Most of them claim that they want to go meet a friend or want to top up their mobile phone credit, and they gave other reasons,” Mr Siripong explained to The Phuket News yesterday (Apr 20). 

“This is not reasonable behaviour,” he said. (See story here.)

Additional reporting by Eakkapop Thongtub

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Christy Sweet | 22 April 2020 - 09:46:50

Incidentally, TPN might want to  see what the hell is going on at Bang Tao beach  south of Laguna.  Like  there's another airborne contagion afoot? Maybe one carried by fruit bats where pigs get it and pass it on to humans? Situation there in the beach side restaurants was as unsanitary as it gets. 

Christy Sweet | 22 April 2020 - 09:39:10

Look up "Broken Windows" on how not enforcing the small laws leads to bigger laws being broken. Once the landlords were forced to repair buildings, people acted more civilly. 

Christy Sweet | 22 April 2020 - 09:34:15

When I protested about not being able to visit the Cherng-Telay  Tesco as I had already twice since the road block went up, one man got in my face screeching " MY LAND MY COUNTRY..," while the medical staffer pointed his camera at me and flipped me the bird - I suppose in an effort catch me reacting so as to arrest me ? Give a little man a little power....   

JohnC | 22 April 2020 - 08:53:25

Locals not following rules and laws comes down from the top. The powers that be flaunt laws every day to gain wealth and power so it is only natural to follow the examples set by those they are supposed to look up to. Very sad!

malczx7r | 22 April 2020 - 07:10:13

Locals not following rules, next thing you know we'll see them not wearing helmets, not stopping at red lights and speeding!

CaptainJack69 | 21 April 2020 - 15:02:52

And all Thais too. No wonder there's so much anti-foreigner sentiment going around on Thai social media. Those filthy 'farang' are the ones spreading the virus. They brought it to our glorious country and spread it among our perfect selfless people. Those aliens don't respect the law or the community. Dirty foreigners. Get 'em out!


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