Groups of officers put together at Pattaya City police headquarters early on Wednesday early morning as an operation to “root out criminal offense and make the city habitable” is introduced. (Image by CHAIYOT PHUPATTANAPONG)

CHON BURI: Groups of police officers were released throughout Pattaya and its environments on Wednesday early morning with the launch of an unique operation to root out criminal offense and “make the city habitable”.

” Operation rooting out criminal offense for a habitable city” was gone for 6am by Pattaya city authorities chief Pol Col Apichai Krobphet at Pattaya police headquarters. It will continue up until Monday.

The focus will be on shylock, football wagering, human trafficking, unlawful belongings of guns and street racing, however all criminal offense is being targeted.

Authorities stated the crackdown is targeted at making sure foreign visitors can feel great of their security in the traveler magnet of Pattaya.

Its launch comes simply ahead of the Pattaya International Fireworks Celebration on June 8-9, which is anticipated to draw in numerous extra visitors.

Pol Col Apichai stated later on that a search of a four-storey house in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district had actually led to the arrest of 33-year-old Cherdsak Sae-kong for belongings of 23 little packages of crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, in his space on the 3rd flooring.

Each package was to be cost 500 to 1,000 baht.

Another group sent out to take a look at 3 shophouses in Soi Bua Khao of South Pattaya discovered the pemises firmly locked. After observing the structures from outdoors for a long time, the group proceeded to other places, he stated.

The operation was continuing and more arrests were prepared for.

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