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Soldiers arrest Koh Phangan jet ski operator

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Image: Daily News

KOH PHANGAN:-- Soldiers turned up at a Koh Phangan beach Sunday to take action against a jet ski operator.

In conjunction with local police they removed six jetskis that were operating on Thong Nai Pan beach, reports Daily News.

The jetskis were operating in contravention of ordinances issued to protect the environment

Prapaporn Banthaopol, 42, owner of the operation was taken in for questioning.

The arrest was part of a long running operation to rid the beach of jet skis after locals had complained that the operator was adversely affecting both the tourist trade and marine life of the beach.

Locals said that prawns used by villagers to make gapi or shrimp paste had steadily been disappearing as a result of the jetskis.

Illegal operators face a jail term of six months and a fine of 50,000 baht.

Source: Daily News

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HooHaa    4,617

Why did it take the soldiers to deal with this? Sad that the police couldn't handle it....

what a deliciously typical thaivisa response.

one would think that you would be content in the knowledge that steps were being taken to banish the jetskis.

interestingly, koh phangan does not seem to have had the same issues with jetski scammers as samui, pattay and phuket.

i knew an operator there a few years back and never once hear a bad word against him.

i have certainly not heard of any issues on thong nai pan with jetski rip off, and this would indicate the issue is more environmental than criminal.

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ezzra    18,646

The soldiers are now 6,000 better off, they will let off with, don't do it again ok? kind of warning,

and for the all tea in China, you will find back doing the same thing in a few days from now what

with the busy holiday coming up.....

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luudee    575

as always, the punishment is a joke ....

two weeks later he will be out there doing his thing again ...

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Lampang2    271

as always, the punishment is a joke ....

two weeks later he will be out there doing his thing again ...

Nature (money) always finds its way.
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colinneil    17,629

I suppose that i can look forward to more prawn cocktails now.

Takes the Army to do something, police wont because if they did they would lose their kickbacks from jet ski operators.

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