A total of nine suspects were arrested in one raid at 4pm of the V6 Snooker Hall on Phra Meta Rd in Phuket's prime party town.
The first suspect, Mr Kuntachat Vibooncharoenphon, 40, was caught with possession of a .38 Colt pistol and six live rounds. Though the weapon was registered, the suspect charged for bringing a weapon into a town, village or public without necessary urgency.
Similarly, a second suspect, Mr Kunshit Rucksa, 34, was charged for having posession of a knife in town without any necessary urgency.
Seven more suspects were rounded up for playing rummy, forbidden by Thailand's Gambling Act.
As evidence, police seized B500 and two decks of cards.
Also yesterday, police were staking out a hillside hideaway off Phrabaramee Soi 7, where they believed a group of 7-8 teenagers were going to to take drugs in secret.
However, by the time police moved in for the bust, the teens had caught wind and fled by foot. At the hideout jungle shack police found a bushel of fresh kratom, a bottle of boiled kratom drink and remnants of cannabis on a cutting board. Police also discovered six abandoned motorbikes nearby and seized them to expand their investigation.