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Police officers keep an eye on people's homes over holiday

The number of homes nationwide placed under police guardianship during the April 8-17 holidays has risen to 3,471 - including 925 in Bangkok, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general said yesterday.

The scheme to have owners let police take care of their houses while they enjoy the long holiday break was supervised by Pol General Pongsapat Pongcharoen.

Police are assigned to visit all houses registered with them under the scheme so that owners will be worry-free while on holiday.

Pongsapat yesterday visited houses under Bang Chan police station's care.

In Bangkok alone, Chokchai police station had the highest number of participating homes at 52, followed by Hua Mark (33), Tha Kham (30), Bang Na (28) and Lat Phrao and Min Buri (25 homes each).

Among other provinces, Provincial Police Region 1 is caring for the most homes. Samut Prakan has reported the most participation at 149, followed by Nonthaburi with 73 and Pathum Thani with 52, he added.

Pongsapat also inspected Khan Na Yao district's Surao Daeng community, which was reportedly among the city's top five drug-risk areas.

Others included Pathum Wan district's Wat Doung Khae community, Don Muang district's Saphan Poon community, Bang Khen's Bang Bua community and Bang Kho Laem's Wat Phraya Krai community.

Pongsapat also called at the Surao Daeng community's mosque, where the ONCB held anti-drug camp activities for some 170 youths from the neighbourhoods from April 5-14.


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