Electronic monitoring to be used on Illicit guides, chauffeurs at Suvarnabhumi


SAMUT PRAKAN, 29 March 2014 Illicit guides and chauffeurs at Suvarnabhumi Airport who repeat their offenses will from now on be subject to electronic monitoring by Samut Prakan Municipal Court. 

Samut Prakan Municipal Court is preparing to bring Electronic ankle bracelets into use on unlicensed guides and taxi drivers who pester passengers at the country’s main airport and who are often unrelenting repeat offenders. Awirut Chanchaikittikon, Chief Justice of the court, said the decision was reached following discussions with the Department of Probation, and Suvarnabhumi Airport’s customer service division.

The ankle bracelet will send a signal to alert officials the moment the wearer trespasses in restricted areas. According to the judge, the use of electronic monitoring doesn’t constitute a violation of human rights, but rather helps to adjust the behavior of the offender so the latter may re-integrate into society.