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French tourists arrested for hookah party in Kamala

French tourists arrested for hookah party in Kamala

PHUKET: Kamala Police have arrested seven French tourists at a house in Kamala for violating the Emergency Decree by holding a gathering and for illegal possession of hookahs, called “baruku” in Thailand.

Sunday 5 April 2020, 08:20PM

Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Rungrote Thakurapunyasiri announced the arrests at a news conference in Kamala at 5pm today (Apr 5).

The arrests were made at a house in Moo 5, Kamala at about 00.30am today, Maj Gen Rungrote said.

The seven arrested were named as: men Abao Hakin, 28; Hrarat Sani , 31; Hassane Nordine , 36; Janeledokme Elidrissi, 27; and Elhedli Mehdi, 31; along with women Roune Yasmino, 20, and Zied Larbita, 26.


Among the evidence seized in the raid were four hookahs, two packages of the unused inhalant and 21 pieces used inhalant. It was not made clear whether the inhalant was tobacco-based or otherwise.

Regardless, the seven have been charged with forming an illegal gathering in breach of the health regulations introduced under the Emergency Decree to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Maj Gen Rungrote said.

They were also charged under the Customs Act for illegal possession of illegally imported untaxed items, he added, which is how the Thai law describes hookahs and the substances used with them.

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Rorri_2 | 09 April 2020 - 13:03:57

Mrc... a name does not determine nationality eg names starting with Mc would all be Scottish, Australia had many withvethnic backgrounds, born in Australia,  they are Australian.  You are simply racist.

Tonino | 09 April 2020 - 12:07:36

On behalf of the French people, I implore Thailand and the Thais not to confuse these "French people only on paper", and French people who love and respect your beautiful country.  These are people of immigrant background who respect nothing and no one in Thailand, respect nothing and no one in France either ... Make an example please so that, at least in Thailand, it stops ...

Tonino | 09 April 2020 - 11:59:49

Ok Peace, let's not be racist, but we must admit that it is always the same people who are wreaking havoc ...

MrcBich86 | 09 April 2020 - 08:08:20

They are only French on their ID cards and whenever they want help from our government.
They're imported scum who don't respect anything.
On behalf of my fellow real French citizens, we apologize for those maggots who deal drugs, steal, disrespect your beautiful country,...
Let them rot in jail or lose them at sea if you want, we don't care, we are fed up with them.
Sorry again.

Peace | 06 April 2020 - 20:39:52

They are indeed idiot not to have followed the Law...Trust they get the sentence they deserve. Nevertheless, this does not allow you, crappy people to rise racist remarks... For those guys like malczx7r, Capricornball, fascinated or aznfever57, that hide so easily behind their laptop or phones to pour their hate: Get out from this place... [Post edited - Ed]

DeKaaskopp | 06 April 2020 - 16:26:31

Kurt,people are advised to stay home.Therefore nobody should visit you for a "High Tea".That means you have to enjoy your tea only with Hermann.

Pascale | 06 April 2020 - 15:19:08

Funny,none of those commenting here (except K } gave his opinion on the drug pool party involving people from Britain etc..It's easy to figure out the reason for that.

robknight | 06 April 2020 - 13:14:23

@Kurt for your "high tea " gatherings .FYI the advice in the UK is Public gatherings of more than two people are banned and the other advice is don't visit other people's houses or socialise outside your home.  Good advice I reckon ! Even if the same rules don't apply in Thailand So, even if invited I won't be attending your "high teas" Thanks  

Capricornball | 06 April 2020 - 10:45:21

This recent influx of these miserable people has diminished the quality of life in Kamala.  These idiots race around the narrow streets and follow "0" rules or courtesies of locals.  I wish they would deport all of them, but I think they are also a steady source of payola BIBs.  It will be a happy day when they are gone.

Kurt | 06 April 2020 - 10:19:51

With how many people I am allowed to have high tea in my own house without risking to breach thai health regulations of this moment?

malczx7r | 06 April 2020 - 04:33:15

All very french sounding names! All obviously from the religion that doesn't follow orders only from their religion do they follow orders!!

aznfever57 | 06 April 2020 - 00:31:14

Please can you say "Arabic with French ID card", their DNA absolutely 0% French THX

Fascinated | 05 April 2020 - 22:46:30

These idiots race around Kamala on PCXs with complete disdain for others. About time something was done about them. They seem to be an offshoot of the South Nanai ghetto group. Hopefully their immigration status will be looked at as well, Quality tourists they are not.


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