Illegal Night Club in Phuket Raided for Allegedly Being Open Late and Allowing Minors

Phuket –

An illegal night club in Phuket Town was raided for allegedly opening over the legal closing time and allowing minors to enter the venue.

The Mueang Phuket District Chief Mr. Pairoj Srilamoon told the Phuket Express that at 1:30 A.M. on Tuesday (June 6th) a team of officials from the Mueang Phuket District Office raided a night club on the Chana Jaroen Road near the Nimit Circle (Seahorse Circle) in Talad Yai sub-district.

The owner, identified only as Mr. Tanya, was arrested and taken to the Phuket City Police Station. He is facing charges of allegedly illegally operating an entertainment venue without permission, selling alcohol over the legal time, opening an entertainment venue the past legal time, and allowing people aged under 20 entry.

Three 19-year-old minors were also found at the club. The name of the night club was not given by officials, citing further investigation.

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Officials from the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) led by Mr. Narong Thipsiri and Kathu Police raided two nightclubs ‘Ratree Club’ and ‘Maha Nakhon Phuket’ at 3:30 A.M. on Thursday (June 1st) in the early morning. Both nightclubs are located at the Kathu Intersection.

Five senior Kathu Police including the chief have been transferred after two illegal nightclubs were raided in Kathu for allegedly opening over the legal closing times and allowing minors to enter the venue.

The Kathu District Chief has been transferred to be the Chang Klang District Chief in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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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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.