Regular and traffic police have been out in force overnight were out in force in Soi Yen Sabai and Soi VC, South Pattaya following about complaints about middle eastern men keeping residents awake with noise from motorbikes.
Pattaya Update News reported that some fled before police arrived but many other had their bikes seized. a total of 20 motorbikes were seized. Many had illegally modified exhausts to create additional noise, a popular exhaust modification.
Pattaya Update News says that the crackdown was on all tourists but especially young men of middle eastern appearance.
Police were also investigating bike rental shops that had rented the high power bikes out claiming that the renters didn’t have international licences. Shops were fined 2,000 baht for each illegal rental.