Banglamung Police shut down and took legal action against the keeper of an unlicensed pool villa in Pattaya, following several complaints from concerned residents.
Permanent Secretary of Banglamung, Pornchai Sang-iad, inspected a pool villa in Viewpoint Village in the Nongprue subdistrict, on June 30th, after receiving complaints that some residents illegally operated a pool villa in the village. The concerned residents also stated that many foreigners assembled at this pool villa for alleged unlawful purposes and caused a lot of noise.
According to reports, police officers arrested the keeper of the pool villa (name withheld) for illegally operating a pool villa without a license in violation of Section 59 of the Hotel Act 2004. The suspect was then transferred to the Banglamung Police Station for further investigation and legal action.
Operating an unlicensed pool villa was punishable by one year in prison, a fine ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 baht, or both. The violator would also be fined up to 10,000 baht for each day they persisted in operating their venue after being told to close, according to the officers.
Banglamung police promised to continue to focus on illegal and unlicensed pool villas rented to guests without the proper legal procedures followed.