Police raid nightclub on Pattaya Walking Street after being allegedly open past the legal time and selling shisha

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Police raided a nightclub on Pattaya Walking Street after allegedly being open past the legal closing time of 2:00 A.M. and selling baraku, also known as shisha or hookah, which is illegal in Thailand.

A team from the Pattaya City Police and the Chonburi Provincial Police raided ‘Flexx Club’ on Pattaya Walking Street in South Pattaya early this morning around 3:00 A.M. (December 3rd).

The Chonburi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Colonel Jakkapan Kittisiriphonkun told the Pattaya News “More than 150 Thais and foreigners were found drinking and dancing in the nightclub. Some of them were using baraku, which is illegal in Thailand to help keep people healthy as the pipes and smoke can cause lung issues. Foreigner’s passports and Thai ID cards were checked.”

“The nightclub manager, who we have not identified to the press at this time, was taken to the Pattaya Police Station for an interview and discussion. We have seized 16 sets of baraku. The manager is facing charges of opening an entertainment venue past the legal time of 2:00 A.M., selling alcohol past the legal time, and illegally selling baraku.”

The nightclub was raided before back in July. Pattaya City Police together with Law Enforcement Officers from the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) conducted a raid at the entertainment venue ‘Flexx Club’ on Walking Street on July 24th, 2022.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.