27 arrested for coronavirus offenses in Chiang Mai on day 13

27 people were arrested last night, April 16-17 across Chiang Mai Province for various coronavirus offenses on the 13th day since the introduction of the curfew.

In a bizarre case, seven younger people were arrested by Chang Phueak Police for getting together and partying in breach of social distancing rules but it didn’t stop there – they were also charged with illegal gambling and violating the curfew.

The gambling game they were playing involved a deck of cards and is described as “Pok Peng Beng.” Photos from the scene show that they were playing for money.

The remainder of the arrests were far more simple – people being out between 10 p.m. and 4 am. in breach of the curfew.

The total of those arrested in Chiang Mai now sits at 434.

วันนี้ ( 17 เม.ย. 2563 ) เมื่อเวลา 02.00 น. ร.ต.อ.นิทัศน์ อภิวงค์งาม รอง สวป .ฯ(ร้อยเวร 20)…

Posted by ข้อมูลข่าวสารเฉพาะกิจของจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Photo: Chiang Mai Data Center