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Pub, bar raids for sex and drugs find nothing

Pub, bar raids for sex and drugs find nothing

PHUKET: A series of raids on pubs and bars in Phuket Town accused of operating as brothels and venues for the sale of drugs found no breaches of any laws that officials brought action against.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 8 October 2022, 05:11PM

The raids on six popular venues in Phuket Town last night (Oct 7) were carried out on by a contingent of no less than 20 officers from 9pm to 10:30pm, said a report by the Muang District Office.

The report named a long list of officials involved in ordering and carrying out the raids, including that the raids came under the direction of Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew,  and consequently by Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong, Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Somprat Prabsongkram, Muang District Chief Suwit Suriyawong and Wichet Suyanan, a “Deputy District Officer” also from the Muang District Office.

The raids were led by Deputy District Security Officer Danai Jaikeng joined by police officers commanded by Phuket Town Police Deputy Chief Pol Lt Col Chatchai Chunu, said the report.

Also bolstering the ranks of the raiding party were Territorial Defense personnel (OrSor) attached to the Muang District Office.

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The six pubs and bars raided were named as Ploenchit, Sound Up, At Five, Cosmos, Ther and The Column.

The raids were instigated by a complaint posted on popular Thai-language social media page that accused some of the venues of operating as brothels with drugs sold on the premises, notably in the bathrooms, said the report.

However, according to the report, the officers found no evidence supporting the accusations.

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JohnC | 10 October 2022 - 08:47:25

Nothing to see here.Just another photo opportunity for the boys in brown to try and make it look like they do their jobs. Be interesting to know how many of those officers are partners in some of those dodgy businesses.

skorchio | 09 October 2022 - 23:23:59

No sex no drugs was there any rock n roll ? 

Kurt | 09 October 2022 - 13:24:32

@Prab,  Narong will fix nothing. His performance of duties is just ceremonial. A bit merit doing, hosting Consuls, Ministers, that sort of things. He puts no weight in any Phuket scale. Show up everywhere for show, stare at things. And that is it. Name me what he so far mend for Phuket and inhabitants. Phuket corrupt mechanisms just pass by him.

Prab | 09 October 2022 - 12:49:14

what a joke, those venue start business anywhere between 11pm and midnight so no wonder they found nothing inside... RTP really like to make themself looking like fool badly on everyone eyes.. and narong just as much..BTW still waiting narong to fix the taxi first...

Kurt | 09 October 2022 - 09:51:31

Was it: ... Tonight we do a short time inspection round, fingers crossed we find nothing for the sake of the Phuket tourism image. For that reason, if you notice/smell something, just overlook it and by 11pm we all are home again. Just before night venues start up.

Kurt | 09 October 2022 - 09:04:18

"Hello Bars and pubs, tonight we come for inspection round between 21 and 22:30 hours. Make sure you are 'çlean' ". is that what is was? Look photo Cosmos, complete deserted. Well, the show is over, nothing found, nothing to see, Move on.

Capricornball | 09 October 2022 - 00:24:26

Classic! These people can't be so stupid that they don't realize that everyone is just laughing at their nonsensical folly. Thailand, and especially Phuket are infamous the world over as being hotbeds of prostitution and partying. Even people that don't party and run hookers knows this. Parades like this just reinforces the fact of what a farce RTP and officials are.

Nasa12 | 08 October 2022 - 19:24:32

Unbelievable, I think these officials probably smoked too much ganja before they went out to check. Was in Phuket town for 2 days ago and smelled Gansja all over the town, and the same in Rawai and Chalong. 


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