Bangkok to launch special police squad to crack down on Pokemon Go

Bangkok City Police will launch a mobile police squad aimed at catching drivers playing the popular mobile application Pokemon Go, local media reported Monday. 

A team of 50 police officers will be equipped with cameras and take photos of violators along the city's major roadways. 

Police Chief Sanit Mahathavorn said that the number of road accidents have increased and can be attributed to the game, according to the Bangkok Post. 

Those found playing the game while driving will face a fine of up to 1000 baht or 28 dollars. 

Last update: Mon, 22/08/2016 - 09:49

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