Police Arrest Leaders of Phuket Blockade

(Phuket Gazette)

PHUKET — As part of police's ongoing campaign to clear Phuket of all people deemed a threat to the island’s tourism industry, officers have arrested three people for involvement in a major street blockade.

The blockade, staged by angry villagers over the handling of the investigation into the rape of a five-month-pregnant local woman, saw thousands of people caught in Phuket’s biggest traffic jam on record.

Police have arrest warrants for 23 people for their role in the blockades, Lt Gen Panya Mamen, Commander of the Royal Thai Police Region 8 division, announced yesterday.

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