On Friday afternoon in front of Chiang Mai Provincial Police Building, Police Major General Bundit Tungkasanee announced the results of a campaign to stop street racing in Chiang Mai over the last month.
A total of 155 motorcycles were seized, 233 arrests were made and hundreds of non-standard exhaust pipes were tested.
Under the Road Traffic Act and Automobile Act, the Provincial Police Region 5 and Chiang Mai Provincial Police officers stopped, checked and arrested a large group of young men involved in street racing. This included street racers, exhaust pipe smugglers and modification shop owners.
Those involved but not arrested were warned by the officers and their parents or guardians were notified.
The Royal Thai Police have offered a reward of 3,000 Baht for information regarding illegal street racing activities and urged the public to report offences by calling the 24-hour Hotlines 191 or 1599.