A group of 19 Thai and foreign alleged partygoers were arrested at a luxurious villa in Phuket in the early hours of yesterday, September 19th, for allegedly gathering and partying, violating the provincial orders to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus.
The police arrived at the scene at around 1:00 AM. of Sunday after being alert of an illegal gathering at the private residence in the Rawai sub-district of Mueng district. Upon arrival, the group reportedly attempted to close the door and block the officials from getting in. A foreigner reportedly kicked an officer to prevent him from entering the scene.
Another group of police eventually managed to get in and discover the group of suspects was drinking and dancing by the villa pool. All of them were detained and taken to Chalong Police Station for further questioning.
Initially, they were charged for violating Article 4 of the Phuket Provincial Order regarding the prohibition of activities that are at risk of spreading the disease, including organizing festive parties, banquets, celebrations, or similar activities.
Further investigation also revealed that the foreigner who attacked the official was the house owner. He was also charged for physical assault against the officer while on duty.
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