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100 arrested, 85 modified bikes seized in police crackdown

May 12. 2018
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By The Nation

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The Bangkok police on Friday night arrested 100 motorcyclists and pillion riders and seized 85 bikes found to have been allegedly modified for road racing.

Deputy police chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said the arrests were made by police at checkpoints on roads in the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Police Division 7.

Surachet said 74 of those arrested were under 18 years old.

Police also found small amounts of marijuana with two teens and methamphetamine pills with two other teens.

Surachet said police also arrested the owner of Praram2Bikes shop in Bangkok’s Bang Khunthien district for selling substandard and illegally modified exhaust pipes for motorcycles to make a loud noise. The suspect was identified as Pirakit Sakuljitjinda, 39.

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