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27 November 2012 :: 14:11:15 pm 68956

Illegal Fireworks Snuffed Out In Sri Racha

Police arrested and fined a Sri Racha minimart shop owner after seizing 30,000 THB of illegal fireworks. The shop owner had been selling the fireworks to groups of teenagers for the Loy Krathong festival. Police also arrested an amphetamine drug dealer and seized 100 pills.
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SRIRACHA – November 26, 2012, the seizure of illegal fireworks from a minimart was announced by Sriracha Sheriff Mr. Vichai Samphantarat, and Pol. Lt. Col. Tharathep Tupanich, Deputy Superintendent of the Laem Chabang police station.

Police also announced the arrest of a drug dealer, Mr. Jakkravuth Kaewseela, age 20, of Chiang Rai province. Police seized 100 amphetamine pills. The arrest resulted from undercover operations by the subduing network of drugs division of the Laem Chabang police.

Speaking of the illegal fireworks arrest, Sheriff Vichai said the Amphur Sri Racha is an industrial area with many oil factories. So the sales of explosive materials such as fireworks and lanterns are prohibited in the area, because of the potential for widespread damage from accidents.

The arrest was made after a police investigation revealed that illegal fireworks were being sold to teenagers at the Bai Teuy minimart at 218/1 Moo 11, Tambon Thoongsukhala, Amphur Sri Racha. Police officers restrained the owner of the shop and fined him and seized the fireworks for evidence.

Pol. Lt. Col. Tharathep said that the police inspections and raids of shops that smuggle and sell fireworks illegally is carrying out the policy of the National Police Bureau office. During the Loy Krathong festivities, police departments will crack down on illegal fireworks because of the danger to lives and the property of people.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Crime News

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