Pattaya cops and municipal government authorities once again swept through Jomtien Beach to mark out prohibited fireworks sales.
Reacting to citizens’ problems about after-midnight pyrotechnics keeping them awake, a team of undercover officers initially started apprehending street suppliers offering fireworks Jan. 27. However that didn’t stop the issue.
So, a team of uniformed officers set out Feb. 20 to do the exact same thing.
The scenario is especially bad around the Soi Chaiyapruek crossway where firecrackers are triggered till 5 a.m. some nights. Citizens likewise declared, without evidence, the sellers were prohibited immigrants taking Thais’ prohibited tasks.
As previously, cops stopped working to capture anybody in fact triggering fireworks, so threatened street hawkers rather with fines or prison time.
The fine for utilizing fireworks is 1,000 baht. If pieces of the firecrackers are left on the street, that’s litter and brings a 2,000-baht fine. If the fireworks trigger a fire or home damage, the charge can be as much as 7 years in jail and 140,000 baht in fines.