Pattaya Police patrolled Pattaya Beach half an hour past midnight on Tuesday, August 29th, to intervene on potentially violent incidents, primarily caused by teenagers.
Pol. Lt. Col. Pichit Chamhuab, suppression inspector of the Pattaya Police Station, led a team of officers, consisting of patrol officers and officers from the Special Operations Command Unit, to conduct an inspection and search for legal violations at Pattaya Beach today following a recent shooting that injured two young teenagers on Pattaya Beach.
Police conducted random checks on groups of teenagers gathered on the beach using a metal detector to prevent them from secretly concealing weapons. They also performed inspections to find other illegal items such as illicit drugs. Pol. Lt. Col. Pichit told The Pattaya News that this was done to prevent potential violent incidents and altercations among the teenage groups. However, no legal violations were found.
In what could be a new rule, the police also announced that children under the age of 18 are prohibited from loitering in the beach area after 8:00 PM unless accompanied with a parent or legal guardian. If any minors under the age of 18 are found in the area after this time, their parents or guardians will be summoned to pick them up immediately, Pol. Lt. Col. Pichit said.
The police will increase patrols at the beach to ensure that people strictly obey this rule.