Eight Chinese nationals, six Burmese, and two Thais arrested at party in Pattaya, allegedly with illegal drugs

Pattaya –

Eight Chinese nationals, six Burmese, and two Thais have been arrested at what Pattaya police are calling a “drug party” in Pattaya early this morning (April 30th).

A team of Immigration officers and the Pattaya Police, along with provincial police, raided a closed commercial building in Nongprue at 4:30 A.M. this morning following an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen.

Officers found 16 people who were five male Chinese, three female Chinese, five female Burmese, one male Burmese, and two Thais in a large room with lounge-style lights, karaoke equipment, and sound equipment. Lots of a material which initially appeared to be Ketamine, but needed more testing, was found at the party, according to law enforcement officers at the scene.

The foreign nationals were taken to the Chonburi Immigration Office for drug testing for further potential legal action, while the Thais were taken to the Pattaya police station.

Pattaya Police are also investigating the commercial establishment the group was found at for potential rule violations, including one that requires entertainment venues like karaoke lounges to be converted into restaurants or remain closed due to Covid-19 rules still in effect. Additionally, the current legal closing time for converted restaurants (bars, karaoke, clubs, etc.) is 11:00 P.M., changing to midnight on May first.


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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.