Pattaya police investigating reported theft at cannabis shop in Pattaya

Pattaya –

Two teenagers were caught on CCTV footage stealing eight marijuana joints from a cannabis shop in Pattaya.

Ms. Pacharida Surapinit, 20, a staffer at the THC cannabis shop on Pattaya Third Road in Central Pattaya, told the Pattaya News about the incident yesterday, November 19th, 2022.

At around midnight on November 18th there were two apparent male teenagers who came into a pharmacy shop next to the cannabis shop. They spent some time wandering the shop but did not purchase anything. One of the suspects sat at a motorbike in front of the cannabis shop. The second suspect was standing next to the cannabis shop on the front stoop of the pharmacy.

The second suspect then snatched eight marijuana joints which were being sold in front of the cannabis shop, costing 1,000 baht in total, before running and speeding away on the motorbike. Ms. Patcharida has filed a report to the Pattaya City Police with CCTV footage evidence.

Cannabis is currently decriminalized in Thailand since June although some politicians have been fighting hard to re-ban the plant, citing health and in some cases religious concerns as a reason for the possibility of relisting the plant as an illegal narcotic.

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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, 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.