Nongprue seizes street peddlers’ wares in East Pattaya

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Nongprue authorities seized products and warned vendors to stop selling their wares on sidewalks in East Pattaya.
Nongprue authorities seized products and warned vendors to stop selling their wares on sidewalks in East Pattaya.

Nongprue authorities seized products and warned vendors to stop selling their wares on sidewalks in East Pattaya.

Sub-district Secretary Yan­yong Kaweewacharawan led municipal police in the Nov. 22 raid on Soi Khao Noi and Soi Khao Talo, where residents repeatedly had complained about independent sellers blocking sidewalks on both sides of the streets.

No one was arrested or fined, but officers seized all the products for sale and warned the vendors that if they are caught again they will be jailed.

Yanyong said the sub-district is getting tough on peddlers, who are using public property – specifically sidewalks – to sell their goods for free and dumping waste into sewers, contributing to the flooding problem.