UPDATE: Alleged Chinese owner of busted Club One in Pattaya arrested for using fake Thai ID

Pattaya —

An alleged Chinese kingpin owner of Club One, where hundreds of patrons fled police inspection and sachets of drugs were found, was arrested for using a fake Thai ID to conceal his real nationality.

Our previous story:

The real owner of the raided CLUB ONE PATTAYA is believed by Pattaya police to be a Chinese national with a long criminal record, while the deputy inspector general of the Royal Thai Police said he is planning to enforce a 5-year closure on the venue.

Now for our update:

The suspect, Mr. Nitipat “Ku Aew” Chokchaithanaphorn, 45, was arrested on Tuesday, November 1st, by a commando unit under arrest warrant No 487/2022 for allegedly using false information to register on the domicile registration paper to obtain identification documents.

Ku Aew was, in fact, a Chinese national who used a fake Thai ID under the name Nitipat Chokchaithanaphorn to cover his real identity and run a business, according to police.

He was arrested in front of the Pattaya Provincial Court, where he had gone to deal with a prior case of allegedly possessing ketamine for sale after the botched raid on his nightlife complex days ago.

According to police, the alleged mother of Nitipat Chokchaithanaphorn, Mrs. Muay Itsomboon, and his step-sibling, Mrs. Sunee Itsomboon, ascertained the suspicion of Ku Aew using a fake name, saying they had never known or seen Ku Aew after seeing his photo.

In addition, Pattaya police are looking into Ku Aew’s connection to another alleged Chinese-run nightlife complex, Top One, where he reportedly delivered his customers after his pub was shutdown.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.