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Party-goers arrested on Koh Pha-ngan

Party-goers arrested on Koh Pha-ngan

SURAT THANI: More than 100 people partying in contravention of COVID-19 restrictions were arrested when police and local officials raided a nightspot on Koh Pha-ngan on Tuesday night (Jan 26).

By Bangkok Post

Thursday 28 January 2021, 09:05AM

A team of immigration and tourist police and local officials converged on the Three Sixty Bar in Koh Pha-ngnan district around 9:30pm, reports the Bangkok Post.

They found Thais and foreigners crowded inside the premises, where music was playing and food and alcoholic drinks being served. 

A total of 109 party-goers were detained: 89 foreigners (38 men and  51 women) and 20 Thais (7 men and 13 women).

Also detained were Pongdaran Lim-ochakul, 40, who admitted being the owner of the bar, and Somsakul Kiartnarong, 47, who admitted being the organiser of the party, police said. 


The customers were charged with violating the Emergency Decree to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Pongdaran and Somsakul were charged with colluding in operating an entertainment venue without permission. All were taken to Koh Pha-ngan Police Station for legal action.

Col Suraruek Phankosol, Chief of Surat Thani immigration, said police had been alerted to tickets being sold online to a party at the Three Sixty Bar in breach of the law.

Surat Thani Governor Wichawut Jinto said on Wednesday he had been briefed on the raid.

He had ordered strict action be taken against the offenders, to send the message that breaches of restrictions to contain the spread of the disease would not be tolerated.

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JohnC | 29 January 2021 - 10:04:31

@lalala. You should be kicked out of the country for encouraging disobedience and dissent. Moron go home...

LALALA | 28 January 2021 - 16:50:05

They should be saluted. Civil disobedience is the only way to stop this Covid BS. Look at the Netherlands, look at Italy. Great people.

Galong | 28 January 2021 - 10:49:23

A couple of foreigners got deported for touching fish a while ago.  What these clowns did was more detrimental to Thailand. Kick them out! BTW, yes, I agree that the fish touchers should have gotten in trouble.


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