Since August 31,2013 there are widely shared pictures indicated in Chiang Rai City has Samurai Gangsters ,This rumourd have been overrun with stories of motorcycle riding, Samurai-sword wielding youths tearing through dark soi scaring out of locals and foreigners in some areas such as Dr.Peera Clinic intersection, Clock tower, Phaya Mungrai bridge, Koh Loi. Locals and foreigners were warned not to go out at night in those areas.
Today Chiang Rai Provincial Police Station clarify that there are no reports of Samurai Gangster recently. A man was wounded just because of personal revenge and he was already transferred to emergency room in Chiang Rai Provincial Hospital for proper managements.
But police officer said this does not mean that this gangs does not really exist in Chiang Rai City just no officially report yet. Nonetheless it is recommended that people should be aware of securities, Avoid walking alone in isolated locations.
At the same time Police officials have increased security surveillance, randomly search for weapons from youth groups in the area especially at night to prevent further crimes.
This will help to reduce the feeling of fear and have more confidence in the security among locals and foreigners.
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