Bar in Wichit Raided for Allegedly Illegally Opening and Selling Alcohol past Legal Time

Wichit, Phuket –

Law enforcement officers raided a bar in Wichit, Mueang Phuket district after it allegedly illegally opened and sold alcohol past the legal time.

A team of officers from the Mueang Phuket District and the Wichit Police raided the bar in the Wichit sub-district after midnight today (February 24th).

The Wichit Police told the Phuket Express that they arrested a man identified only as Mr. Sompong, a bar manager. He was unable to present a legal bar license to officers. He was taken to the Wichit Police Station to face charges of opening an entertainment venue without permission and selling alcohol past the legal time.

The raid came after officers received complaints from concerned citizens that the bar opened past the legal closing time which can be between midnight to 2AM depending on the area.

Law enforcement officers raided a bar in Phuket town after it allegedly illegally opened and sold alcohol past the legal time.

Law enforcement officers have continued their inspection of entertainment venues in Patong after complaints from concerned citizens of opening after the legal closing times.


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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.