BANGKOK, 16 June 2010 (NNT) — The police is prepared to utilize strict measures to penalize violators against restricted alcohol distribution in public utilities.
The policy, under the Alcohol Beverage Control Act 2008 prohibits the selling of alcohol in temples, hospitals, pharmacies, government agencies and public parks. The policy, stated in the Royal Gazette yesterday will be fully enforced today.
Metropolitan Police Bureau spokesman Pol Maj Gen Piya Utayo has assured that the police authorities are prepared to enforce severe action to violators of the law. Violators arrested will be fined 3,000 THB while violators who face an arrest for the second time will be fined 6,000 THB and those arrested for the third time 10,000 THB. Violators arrested for selling alcohol to minors under 20 years old will be fined 6,000 THB, 12,000 THB and 20,000 respectively.