Thai cave rescue: Police investigating illegal drone use, broadcast …

CHIANG RAI (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Thai police is investigating the illegal use of drone by a Thai TV station and the unauthorised broadcast of a police radio frequency by another media outlet in their coverage of a massive rescue operation to get trapped footballers out of a flooded cave.

A news outlet was found flying a drone without permission and another outlet reportedly got access to the police radio frequency and broadcast it, said Mr Narongsak Osottanakorn at a press briefing on Monday (July 9).

Without naming the news outlets, he said that both outlets have clearly violated the laws and police is investigating both incidents.

“We understand that flying a drone in the area without permission is clearly illegal. A news outlet still flew the drone despite our asking for their cooperation.”

The mission chief said he was very upset by such behaviour but stressed that it was the actions of

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