Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today vowed to seriously crackdown on all airport mafias no matter who they are.
In the opening of the international terminal building at Phuket airport this morning, he said mafias operating in all airports must not be allowed to exist.
He said this particular influential people problem must be resolved at all airports, notably taxi mafias.
They would crackdown seriously no matter who they are, he said.
He also stressed airport security as significant if Phuket is to boost tourism, beside sufficient facilities to serve increasing tourists to the province.
After opening the terminal building, the prime minister also visited Prince of Songkhka University Phuket Campus and open a fair on Patong beach
But due to heavy rain, he took motorcade instead of a schedule travel by helicopter to the campus.
Gen Prayut will return to Bangkok this evening.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)