Navy Leads ‘Raid’ On Dodgy Phuket Airport Operators

The Royal Thai Navy showed up in force at Phuket International Airport this morning (July 7), with 50 Marines parading in front of the terminal before Navy and Police officers moved in to inspect taxi and limousine arrangements, and shops.

(The Phuket News)

PHUKET —The Royal Thai Navy showed up in force at Phuket International Airport this morning (July 7), with 50 Marines parading in front of the terminal before Navy and Police officers moved in to inspect taxi and limousine arrangements, and shops.

The high profile visit came as part of action ordered by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to get legitimate taxi operations better organised and to crack down on illegal taxis – both long-term problems at Phuket Airport.

The drive is also intended to get the sticky fingers of “influential” people and local politicians (often the same people) out of the taxi business. Read more here.  

 

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