Pat on the back for Samui’s police

Whether deserved or not, it seems that Thailand’s police force are subject to a lot of criticism, especially from travellers and tourists. It’s difficult to watch the police at work (or not) without comparing them to the police forces in Western countries.

However, the police on the island of Samui have been receiving plenty of praise recently. A few months ago they launched a campaign to rid the area of drug dealers. Taking Samui and surrounding islands by storm, they have managed to arrest suspects in an impressive 70 drugs cases. Nobody could accuse these officers of simply sitting around eating doughnuts.

“The drug arrests by the police officers show that government officials help each other very well. The spread of drugs is a national problem and the fact that there are major arrests done on Koh Samui does not mean that Samui has been invaded by drug syndicates but that the police and government officials are doing their responsibilities,” Pracha Taerat, Governor of Surat Thani Province was quoted in the Samui Express recently.

So if you’re a drug dealer, you’d better stay away from Samui right now or face the fury of the island’s super cops.

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