Local police & military boost security after Bangkok bomb

0
562

Police and military are stepping up their visual presence on Walking Street to try and secure the area, and increase tourist confidence following the August 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

Police and military officials made a show of force on Walking Street to emphasize that increased security measures were put in place following the Bangkok shrine bombing.

Police and military are stepping up their visual presence on Walking Street to try and secure the area, and increase tourist confidence following the August 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Police and military are stepping up their visual presence on Walking Street to try and secure the area, and increase tourist confidence following the August 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

Officers from the Pattaya Tourist Police and personnel from the 14th Military Circle inspected 40 hot spots in Pattaya, with special focus on high-traffic tourist areas.

Business and entertainment vendors on and off Walking Street were questioned about suspicious figures. Metal detectors were used by police and soldiers, but no illegal objects were found.

Officers from the Pattaya Tourist Police and personnel from the 14th Military Circle inspected 40 hot spots in Pattaya, with special focus on high-traffic tourist areas. Metal detectors were used by police and soldiers, but no illegal objects were found.Officers from the Pattaya Tourist Police and personnel from the 14th Military Circle inspected 40 hot spots in Pattaya, with special focus on high-traffic tourist areas. Metal detectors were used by police and soldiers, but no illegal objects were found.

Business vendors on Walking Street have confirmed that tourists have dropped by at least 30% after the Aug. 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong commercial hub.