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Landowners face jail in Koh Samui “mystery tunnel” case

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Authorities in Koh Samui said they plan to pursue a case against landowners on the island after a tunnel was found to have been constructed without permission.

The tunnel connects the beach at Ban Tai with a private road and undeveloped piece of forest land two hundred meters from the ring road in Mae Nam district. 

Landowners face jail in Koh Samui

It was earlier reported that the tunnel was part of an uncompleted hotel development. 

On Wednesday legal expert Phallop Meephian, local officials, police and army were all on the scene investigating.

The site is legally owned and features on two land title deeds with both Thais and a foreigner named on the documents. 

But no permission has been found for a tunnel. 

Building such a structure would fall under legislation that allows for a prison term of three months and or a fine of 60,000 baht. 

The tunnel was constructed between 2005 and 2006 and only recently came to the authorities’ attention after a foreign tourist stumbled on it. 

It has been blocked up by the authorities so that the public cannot gain entry. 

Thai Visa / Manager Online

Landowners face jail in Koh Samui
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