Police arrest partying foreigners and Thais on a rooftop top in Kathu district of Phuket late on Wednesday night. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Phuket police arrested nine foreigners and five Thai women for partying in violation of the order against gathering in crowds, to control the spread of coronavirus disease.
They were arrested on the rooftop of a rented house late on Wednesday night, after police received a complaint about a loud party.
The arrested foreigners comprised six men and three women: one Australian, three Britons, four Ukranians and an American.
Police found 4 grammes of cannabis and 0.94gm of cocaine in their possession, and also seized several bottles of liquor and loudspeakers.
They were initially charged with violating both the emergency decree and the Phuket governor's order banning crowd gatherings.
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arrested : caught by the police and taken to a police station because you are believed to have committed a crime - ถูกจับกุม
cannabis (noun): marijuana; a drug made from the dried leaves and flowers or resin of the hemp plant, which is smoked or eaten and which gives the user a feeling of being relaxed. Use of the drug is illegal in many countries. - กัญชา
cocaine : (or coke) an illegal drug used as a stimulant -
complaint : when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory - การบ่น, ข้อที่ไม่พอใจ
comprise : to consist or be made up of two or more things - ประกอบด้วย
emergency decree (noun): a situation where the government takes on special powers in a dangerous situation and the rights of the people are often limited in some way - ประกาศภาวะฉุกเฉิน
possession : having or owning something - การครอบครอง
violate : to do something that is against a law, rule or agreement - ฝ่าฝืน, ละเมิด