12 Chinese nationals, 1 Filipino, and two Cambodians arrested for allegedly breaking emergency decree in the Jomtien area by having a house party

Sattahip, Chonburi-

Twelve Chinese people, a Filipino national, and two Cambodians were arrested at a house party in Sattahip yesterday (February 15th).

The Huayyai Police was notified of the incident at 9:30 P.M. at a house in the Na Jomtien sub-district.

Law enforcement arrived at the house after a complaint from another resident where they proceeded to arrest 15 people who were identified as twelve Chinese nationals, one Filipino and two Cambodians.

Urine drug tests were conducted on them but no evidence of drugs was reportedly found.

However, the group is facing charges of offending the emergency decree for gathering which is due to concerns around having many people in a small place during the Covid – 19 pandemic and illegal entry and staying in Thailand, as well as overstaying.

Five of them reportedly were on overstay or had illegally entered Thailand.

The group all face the potential of extremely high fines and potential jail time. Police continue to warn the public that gatherings and parties without social distancing, mask wearing, and other Covid-19 precautions are against the emergency decree situation currently.

Story by The Pattaya News


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.