Street racing organisers arrested by 191 police

Police and soldiers last night arrested two brothers and charged them for using social media to organise street racing.

Vichitpong Lae-aroon, 28, and his brother Arupong, 24, were also indicted for drug after a search in his house producing two bottles of kratom water.

191 police and soldiers raided Vichitpong's rented house at Areena housing estate on Serithai road after investigation by police revealed that he used his Facebook page Waen Suan Sayam Serithai to persuade youths to bike racing on streets in Minburi and Serithai areas.

Upon arrest, he pleaded guilty to the charge saying he liked street racing because it could earn him money if he wins the race.

His confession led the police to his brother Arupong in Minburi area where kratom water was found.

Both were detained at Nong Chok police station.

Meanwhile soldiers and police rounded up 21 youths and seized all 21 motorcycles after they raced on the streets in Thonburi area.

As 20 youths are of 15-18 years of age and one is 21 years old, their parents were summoned for warning and their kids were booked in police records instead before freeing them.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)