New Safety Plan for Upcoming Festive Season

New Safety Plan for Upcoming Festive Season
New Safety Plan for Upcoming Festive Season

Deputy Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 7 in Prachuab Khirikhan has recently presented a new safety plan entitled, Prachuab Rom Yen (Peaceful Prachuab, in Thai), to protect the province and the city of Hua Hin during the upcoming Christmas and New Year season.

Police Major General Thanayuth Wutthyjarasthamrong said that the Royal Thai Police had instructed him to launch the new safety plan and from 10th until 31th October local police were active in Hua Hin. During the operation, the police seized 170 firearms and arrested 90 drug dealers, 15 with warrants outstanding, 547 illegal migrant workers and 47 illegal motorcycles. Those arrested included Thais and foreigners from Europe and Asia.

This has been reported to the Royal Thai Police Office. A new operational program will officially start on 1st December 2016 until 1st January 2017, with a major objective to take special care of local people and visitors focusing on hired gunmen, drug dealers at local communities, illegal migrants and setting up checkpoints on Phetchakasem Road and at local communities to arrest suspects who are on the run in the province. Pol. Maj. Gen. Thanayuth added that illicit drugs are a major problem that the officers had to solve as Prachuab Khirikhan is a transit point where the drugs are smuggled and sold. Officers need to work actively with authorities from the Office of Narcotic Control Board (ONCB) on drug suppression. The police are aware of who was behind this activity.

Pol. Col. Sitthichai Srisophacharoenrat will lead a police team to investigate cases and actively safeguard the city from now until the New Year. The Hua Hin police officers would like to give Thai and foreign people in the city more confidence that there will be no violence during the upcoming festive season. However, cooperation from everyone is required, especially informing the police about any unusual situations. Apart from crime and drug problems, traffic congestion is another issue that Hua Hin is facing. A major cause of this problem is from some motor taxi drivers who are dominating roads and lanes. Anyone affected by the problem can report it to the police at Hotline 191 so that the authorities can help them immediately.