A senior Tourist Police Division official reached out to Pattaya tourists Nov. 9, offering roses on Walking Street to reassure visitors following the grisly murder of a Thai woman there four days earlier.
Tourist Police Region 3 deputy commander, Pol. Lt. Gen. Naret Nantachot dispatched 800 police and volunteers to spread out across the city to suppress crime during high season.
Tourist Police Region 3 deputy commander, Pol. Lt. Gen. Naret Nantachot and Tourist Police officials reach out to Pattaya tourists, offering roses on Walking Street to reassure visitors that helping tourists and preventing crime are top priorities.
Around 11:30 p.m., he and his team visited Walking Street’s Tourist Police command center, just meters away from a 7-Eleven where Wilailak Pidtathasa, 33, was stabbed and slashed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend on Nov. 5.
He and Pattaya Tourist Police chief Lt. Col. Piyapong Eansarn then walked the nightlife strip, handing out flowers and chatting with tourists.
Naret said he emphasized with local officers that helping tourists and preventing crime were the top priorities in an international city like Pattaya.