Over 7,000 drones legally registered

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) says more than 7,000 drones were registered after owners were told to register by Jan 3.

NBTC Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith said that after the NBTC ordered owners of all unmanned aerial vehicle to register since Oct 12 last year to Jan 3 this year, a total of 7,064 drones were registered.

He said these drones were registered with the NBTC alone, excluding drones which were registered by their owners at police stations across the country.

He said the police are still in the process of collecting information on the drone registration from all police stations and report to the NBTC.

Drone owners who failed to register their devices with the authorities could face 1-5 years in jail and/or a fine of 200,000 baht.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)