Cable chaos near Phuket Airport: Theft and harm probe takes off

Phuket Provincial Police are accelerating the investigation into the latest theft and damage of power and communication cables close to Phuket International Airport. The cables, located by the highway leading to the aircraft management tower, had been focused by unknown culprits who managed to chop and steal them, leading to damages amounting to 50,200 baht.
The investigation is being led by Police Major General Sermphan Sirikong, the Phuket Provincial Police Commander, and Sakhu Police Chief Police Colonel Salan Santisasanakul.
The theft came to mild after a meeting with native key figures, together with Phongchai Munrin, Director of the Phuket Air Traffic Control Centre, who confirmed that the power cables were stolen overnight on August 25.
The unidentified criminals returned five days afterward the night time of August 30, to cut the communication cables related to the Phuket Air Traffic Control Centre. Despite the incident, the centre reported no impression on its performance or its functionality to guide aircraft during takeoff and landing on the airport.
Intriguingly, the Sakhu Police were solely formally notified of the incident on Thursday, September 7, with the criticism filed after images of a discover, imploring locals not to steal cables, surfaced across social media networks and Thai-language news platforms.
Despite the late notice, the Sakhu Police Chief was instructed to promptly gather evidence and comply with up on leads to apprehend and prosecute the criminals swiftly.
Further measures were introduced, together with the formation of a fast cell team, tasked with immediate identification and response to incidents or suspicious actions within the space. An enhance in Approved has additionally been initiated in the area to deter potential criminal activity.
Police officers have been instructed to monitor the working status of CCTV cameras alongside the roads resulting in the Phuket Air Traffic Control Centre. The area people leaders and air visitors management officers, specifically Aerothai Phuket, have additionally been asked to stay vigilant and assist in preventing any additional thefts.
The Phuket Provincial Police, who are in the strategy of monitoring down the thieves, have committed to preserving the general public up to date about any progress within the case.
“We are accelerating the method. If there is progress or the legal is arrested and prosecuted, we’ll inform you at the next alternative.”

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