Two bar operators in Rawai, Phuket arrested for allegedly breaking Phuket Covid-19 orders

Rawai, Phuket –

Two bar operators were arrested for allegedly breaking Phuket orders and Covid-19 measurements.

A team of officials in Rawai along with the Chalong Police inspected bars in Rawai last night (June 14th).

Rawai officials reported at 11:20 P.M. they have arrested Ms. Nichajorn, 51 from Nonthaburi for not following Phuket orders and Covid- 19 measurements. However officials have not released more details, other than saying that Nichajorn allegedly was violating Covid-19 related rules.

At 11:40 P.M. they have arrested Ms. Sap, 46 from Bueng Kan (Northeast of Thailand). Seized from the venue were five alcohol bills and cash.

She is being accused of breaking the Phuket orders and Covid-19 measurements as well as operating entertainment venues with alcohol sale but has female staffers providing closed services with customers.

They were taken to the Chalong Police Station for further legal action.

Rawai law enforcement warned further raids were coming and that the focus was on Covid19 precautions like ensuring customers and staff were vaccinated, social distancing, mask wearing, and other measures.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.