Banglamung police sent over 100 officers out into the mayhem April 18 to
serve and protect during Songkran water play in Naklua.
Banglamung police were out in force in Naklua when that
neighborhood celebrated the finale of week-long Songkran festivities with
the official “wan lai,” or water playing, day.
More than 100 soggy officers patrolled Naklua Road April
18, keeping a wary eye out for illegal alcohol vendors and troublemakers
carrying real guns, instead of the water-shooting kind.
The event was well attended with no major incidents
reported. However, efforts to control alcohol sales were only partially
successful, as numerous unauthorized vendors were still seen selling booze
from street stalls.
Cops also worked to prevent people from getting into fights over the
intense water play and tested drivers for alcohol use to prevent road