Security officials in three coastal provinces along the Andaman Sea well known as tourist attractions have been put on alert for potential violent incidents by southern militants.

Within Krabi province, local reporters explained that tourist police on Wednesday checked all the 40 cctv surveillance cameras installed in commercial places and spots popular among tourists to make sure they will be in working condition.

That they said that Pol Maj-Gen Worawit Panprung, commander of Krabi territorial police, ordered the security beef-up after having an intelligence review that southern militants might establish another wave of attacks from tourist attractions in Krabi in addition to two other coastal provinces comparable to an arson attack inside Ao Nang of Krabi inside August last year.

In neighbouring Phang-nga province, police launched a crime crackdown during June 1-9 and managed to seize 17 illegal firearms, including an M16 assault rifle, 260 rounds of ammunition, 15,000 methamphetamine pills.
Similar security beef-up was also reported in Trang province where a bomb explosion took place in August last year.