Two entertainment venue staffers from more than a hundred in Patong tests positive in drug crackdown

Patong –

Only two staffers from more than a 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 15th) conducted a urine drug test in entertainment venues on staffers working in Patong with no notification in advance.

Mr. Pipop Sudkhao, the Kathu Administrative Chief Officer, told the Phuket Express, “This is part of an entertainment venue campaign we are calling “X-Ray” to suppress illegal drug usage and sales.”

“Staffers from entertainment venues on Bangla Road were given drug urine tests, in total 117 staffers (62 men and 55 women). Only two men tested positive for drugs.” Mr. Pipop stated.

Mr. Pipop added that those two staffers have agreed to receive drug treatment and rehab. Meanwhile, the crackdown has continued.

The exact drugs tested for and what was positive were not revealed to The Phuket Express.


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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.