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Pre-dawn raid preserves Phuket Prison’s clean reputation

Pre-dawn raid preserves Phuket Prison’s clean reputation

PHUKET: Another pre-dawn raid was carried out yesterday morning (September 3) at Phuket Provincial Prison, with cells and lockers being tossed and one in 10 of prisoners being chosen at random for drug testing.


By Darawan Naknakhon

Thursday 4 September 2014, 10:52AM


Navy Marines search lockers at the prison.

Navy Marines search lockers at the prison.

The searchers found a belt, two knives and a pornographic magazine – not enough contraband to disqualify the prison from its cherished “white prison” accolade. None of those chosen for drug testing returned a positive result.

The raid was led by Prison Director Rapin Nichanon, Governor Maitri Inthusut and officers of the Royal Thai Navy, Police Region 8, Marine Police and health officials.

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