A total of almost 28,000 people were stopped and searched by officials at checkpoints across Thailand during the 10 pm to 4 am curfew hours between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Our of the people stopped, 1,021 were charged with breaking the curfew while 135 others were given a warning.
The remaining people stopped were those who had the authority to be out during curfew hours such as workers transporting goods and people going home after working a night shift.
So far this week more an average of over 1,000 people per night will face legal action for breaking curfew rules, according to Assistant Police Chief, Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat.
Many of the people charged were stopped in the Bangkok Metropolitan area or around the outskirts of Bangkok with the majority of offenders being teenagers who failed to return home on time after hanging out with friends.
There is a penalty of up to 40,000 baht for anyone who breaks the nationwide curfew.
Source: Bangkok Post | Photo: Khaosod