THE PAVILIONS PHUKET EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket Town youths face heat for drugs, motorbike street races

PHUKET: Phuket City Police have ramped up patrols throughout Phuket Town and Saphan Hin to counter gangs of youths using public areas for taking drugs and holding motorbike street races.

drugscrimepolice
By The Phuket News

Friday 9 March 2018, 04:04PM


The move follows Phuket City Deputy Mayor Kawee Tansuktanon raising the issue at a meeting earlier this week which he called in response to a slew of complaints by local residents.

Areas identified as where gangs of youths gather to take drugs and race motorbikes included the 72nd Anniversary Queen Sirikit Park (Dragon Park) and King Rama IX Park (Suan Luang), and at Saphan Hin Park, the Indoor Stadium nearby and along Soi Bang Yai, which runs beside Bang Yai Canal at Saphan Hin.

“People and tourists are disturbed by the loud noise and the threat of security in life and property, which affects our image of tourism. Relevant agencies need to work together to solve this problem,” the meeting was told.

In response, Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Lt Col Chao Pomna and Phuket City Police Traffic Inspector Lt Col Watchara Puakjan explained that police and plainclothes officers will set up checkpoints from 8pm to midnight and conduct patrols in the risk areas.

Further, CCTV cameras will be installed and better lighting installed in the risk areas, and landscaping will be carried out to improve visibility, the meeting noted.

Motorcycle repair shops will be raided to crack down on stolen motorbike parts being sold and be inspected to ensure that the repair shops are not selling equipment for illegal modifications.

The Phuket Land Transport Office will also carry out inspections to make sure exhaust mufflers being used and sold meet government standards.

A Line group will be created so that relevant agencies can join and cooperate easily.

A report by Phuket City Municipality noted that all offenders will be recorded, but did not confirm the extent that the law will be enacted against youths.

– Jirarat Rakjamroon

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

jo.loit | 10 March 2018 - 16:34:49

So happy to hear that finally something is being done about this noise pollution, which everyone is fed up with....  Please promise, that this will end!!!!

Kurt | 09 March 2018 - 18:20:39

All offenders will be noted, but the extend of the law enacted against youth was not confirmed
Again something of Officials who half the time act nonsense way
The youth will be shaking on their slippers with registration 
Sure they get a paper to show proudly to their friends
How about confiscating outlaw motorbikes, and press them to small metal packages and terminate driving license?

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket mops up after storm lashes island, plunges businesses into darkness

"Now complaining about media coverage," did I miss something, who is complaining, about me...(Read More)


Amid ‘overtourism’ scourge, global survey questions happiness of residents in major tourism destinations

Does anyone think that business operators are going to for-go profits for residents to "feel mo...(Read More)


Phuket beach-touring croc a ‘saltie’, DNA tests confirm

Fresh abrasions from keeping croc in concrete enclosure. Astonished that a croc kept in a concrete...(Read More)


Major power blackout to affect Karon

Understand that now and than at different Phuket areas high voltage cables have to be renewed. But I...(Read More)


Thai man, 30, dies in Phuket motorbike crash

Test drive at dark hours on Phuket ill lighted roads. Speed is your winner,... to heaven. Lucky no...(Read More)


Weapons, ammunition found in vehicle of man shot dead by Phuket police

Either very poor reporting, we see a lot of it, or something wrong here, first report does not menti...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Nonsense and jibberish. This is just the next mega budget burner. The governor laments the lack of u...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

Best Insp Kurt doesn't get chased by the cops in America- he'll be in for a nasty shot!...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Ahh- so it's all about 'image' then. No mention about addressing the root causes of thi...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

From the Bangkok Post, "...was shot dead after he opened fire at arresting police after a chase...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018