Seven French tourists have been arrested after hosting a Shisha party during curfew hours in Phuket.
The arrests were made after local police received complaints about a group of foreigners who had gathered inside of a building and were making noise.
Officers from Kamala Police went to investigate the situation and discovered the seven French nationals with four Shisha pipes inside the home, along with some other paraphernalia.
All of the suspects tried to escape upon seeing the police, however, they were immediately apprehended by the officers.
All of the people at the scene were sharing the pipes, a high-risk action during the current coronavirus pandemic. In addition, smoking Shisha is officially illegal in Thailand.
The suspects were taken to Kamala Police Station and are currently awaiting prosecution.
A statement released by the Phuket Governor earlier today said that anyone who doesn’t wear a mask or participates in activities that may lead to the spread of the virus will face a fine of up to 20,000 baht.
Source: Thai Residents | Photo: Sanook