Pattaya police arrest 3 foreigners swimming off closed beach

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Three foreigners were arrested after being caught swimming off a closed Pattaya beach.

Three foreigners were arrested after being caught swimming off a closed Pattaya beach. Their names and nationalities were not revealed.



The three were threatened with fines of up to 100,000 and a year in jail for violating the emergency decree which has closed all Pattaya-area beaches until at least May 31. Beaches were taped off to make it obvious they were closed.

A police drone spotted the foreigners swimming on a beach behind a hotel on Pratamnak Hill.


Warning signs have been erected along public beaches.
This screen capture from the video drone shows the police (right) moving in on the criminal swimmers (center, under trees).

One of the illegal ocean swimmers wades to shore as the police video drone hovers above him.