Another Illegal Entertainment Venue in Phuket Raided for Allegedly Opening Late

Phuket –

Another illegal entertainment venue in Phuket Town was raided for allegedly opening over the legal closing time.

This continues a trend of regular raids over the last several days.

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Pratueng Ponmana told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday in the early morning (June 6th) at 3:20 A.M. they raided a bar and restaurant in Soi Poonphon Plaza in Talad Nuea sub-district, Phuket Town.

The owner, identified by police only as Mr. Gun, was arrested and taken to the Phuket City Police Station. He is facing charges of allegedly illegally operating an entertainment venue without permission, selling alcohol over the legal time, and opening an entertainment venue past the legal time.

The name of the bar and restaurant was not given by officials, citing further investigation.

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Officials from the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) led by Mr. Narong Thipsiri and Kathu Police raided two nightclubs ‘Ratree Club’ and ‘Maha Nakhon Phuket’ at 3:30 A.M. on Thursday (June 1st) in the early morning. Both nightclubs are located at the Kathu Intersection.

Five senior Kathu Police including the chief have been transferred after two illegal nightclubs were raided in Kathu for allegedly opening over the legal closing times and allowing minors to enter the venue.

The Kathu District Chief has been transferred to be the Chang Klang District Chief in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

An illegal night club in Phuket Town was raided for allegedly opening over the legal closing time and allowing minors to enter the venue.


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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.