Police Shut Down Pathum Thani Nightclub, Find 65 Underage Patrons in Raid

Pathum Thani —

On June 8th, 2024, the Thai Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD), in collaboration with relevant agencies, conducted a raid on an entertainment venue near a famous university in Mueang, Pathum Thani.

The raid followed reports from local residents alleging that the establishment was serving individuals under the age of 20 without verifying their identification cards. During the inspection, officers found numerous patrons enjoying the venue’s nightlife.

Police ordered the venue to cease operations temporarily and conducted identity checks on all patrons. It was discovered that 65 individuals present were under the age of 20.

The establishment, popular among college students in the Rangsit area, allegedly allowed underage individuals to enter freely. The owner, identified only as Mr. Patiphan, 28, reportedly admitted to operating without legal permission and providing services to those under the age of 20.

According to Thai national media, no illicit substances or illegal objects were found during the raid.
Initially, officers charged Mr. Patiphan with operating an entertainment venue without a license, illegally selling alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 20, and other related offenses.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, 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.