Baraku Seized from Bar in Thalang

Thalang –

A bar manager was arrested with four sets of Baraku, also known as Shisha, at a bar in Cherng Talay.

The Thalang District Officers raided an unidentified bar in Cherng Talay. Many foreign customers were found using Baraku. The bar manager was arrested with four sets of Baraku seized. He was then taken to the Cherng Talay Police Station.

He is facing charges of possession of unpaid tax tobacco, and illegally selling forbidden imported items (Baraku and e-cigarettes). The name of the bar manager and the bar was not released by officers. Shisha, or Baraku, is illegal in Thailand.

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.