Only one entertainment venue staffer from almost two hundred in Patong tests positive in drug crackdown

Patong –

Only one staffer from almost two hundred at entertainment venues on Bangla Road in Patong tested positive for drugs in a crackdown.

A team of officials from the Kathu District Chief last night (November 7th) conducted a urine drug test in entertainment venues on staffers with no notification in advance.

The Patong Police Chief Colonel Sujin Nilbodee told the Phuket Express, “This is part of a entertainment venue campaign we are calling “X-Ray” to suppress illegal drugs usage and sales.”

“Staffers from five entertainment venues on Bangla Road were given drug urine tests, in total 184 staffers. Only one man tested positive for drugs.” Sujin stated.

It was not immediately clear what happened to the man who tested positive, what he tested positive for, or his identity.

Colonel Sujin added that the crackdown would continue.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.