Minors Found at Entertainment Venue in Patong

Patong –

An owner of an entertainment venue was arrested after minors were found partying at the business, say Patong Police.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that after midnight on Tuesday (September 5th) they arrested the owner of an entertainment venue on Bangla Road. (The Phuket Express noted that the Patong Police did not give any details about the owner or the full name of the venue, citing an ongoing investigation).

The owner was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of allowing minors under 20-years-old to enter the entertainment venue.

Under Thai law, one must be at least twenty to legally be inside an entertainment venue such as a nightclub.

Patong Police added that inspections and raids will continue and that they have continually warned entertainment venue owners not to allow minors in their venues, either as customers or to work.

In a similar recent story:

A Thai woman was arrested after she allegedly opened an unlicensed bar without permission and allowed a minor to work in it.

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.