The operator of the restaurant has been charged for breach of the provincial order banning the sale of alcohol and allowing the consumption of alcohol on the premises.
Chongmas Sakulpradit of the Muang District Office explained that she was at Baan Yanui carrying out a campaign for local people to wear face masks when she was notified that foreigners were sitting in a pub/bar in Moo 2, Rawai.
Ms Chongmas said she notified the Chalong Police and moved to investigate. A team of at least 10 people, including officers from the Muang District Office and Rawai Municipality as well as local community leaders, arrived to carry out the raid, at the Roxanne restaurant in Moo 2 Rawai, at about 5:30pm.
As the raid party arrived, several foreigners were seen promptly leaving on motorcycles.
Officers from the Chalong Police arrived soon after, and had the situation explained to them.
The officers took the bar operator and four staff to Chalong Police Station, where the bar operator was presented photos and a video showing a group of four foreign men and two Thai women sitting at a table at the restaurant.
The group had been served beer in glasses, which were still on the table when the police arrived.
The officers reported that they were still looking for the foreign men and Thai women restaurant customers involved in the incident.