Famous entertainment venue in Banglamung raided on Sunday morning, hundreds of tourists flee

Banglamung, Chonburi –

A popular entertainment venue, CLUB ONE Pattaya, was raided in the early hours of this morning, October 23rd. A number of drugs were found and confiscated while roughly 200 Thai and foreign customers escaped.

The raid began at around 3:00 AM. on Sunday by officials from Pattaya City Police Station, Chonburi, and Region 2 police. Upon arrival, a number of tourists, estimated to be around 200, were found dancing and drinking. The authorities then ordered an employee to turn off the music and a drug examination on all customers.

But while the officers were examining, one male customer began shouting and refusing to be inspected. Then, chaos began when hundreds of tourists tried to push through the guards’ defense lines and fled from the scene to escape the inspection. Due to less officials than customers, most tourists managed to slip away.

The official search continued and a large amount of alleged drug-like objects were found inside the venue. An entertainment venue manager was initially detained for further interrogation, although was not immediately named.

A video of the raid and the moment when dozens of customers pushed their way out is below.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.