Police raid Posh 69 nightclub in Pattaya for the second time in a week, seven people test positive for drugs

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  Police raided an illegal nightclub in Pattaya which had been just raided a week before and seven people tested positive for illegal drugs.

More than 50 officers from the Pattaya City Police and the Chonburi Provincial Police raided the ‘Posh 69’ nightclub in Soi Bongkot in South Pattaya early this morning around the legal closing time of 2:00 A.M (December 3rd).

The Chonburi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Colonel Jakkapan Kittisiriphonkun told the Pattaya News “More than 100 partygoers were found drinking alcohol and dancing. Seven people tested positive for illegal drugs which were four men and three women. The raid this time followed a previous raid on November 28th.”

Read more about our previous story in the link below.

Pattaya police busted the Posh 69 Club for opening beyond the legal closing time of 2 AM. 15 partygoers and staff tested positive for illegal drugs according to police reports. Pattaya police said they would propose to the Chonburi governor to shut down the venue permanently.

“This time, the nightclub had invited customers to join a birthday party via their Facebook page. Seven people who tested positive for illegal drugs and a person who claimed they were the manager but we do not believe is the real manager or owner was taken to the Pattaya Police Station,” Colonel Jakkapan explained.

“The so-called manager is facing charges of illegally opening entertainment venues, selling alcohol without permission, and allowing illegal drug use in the venue. We will propose to the Chonburi governor to shut down the venue for at least the five years permitted by law,” Colonel Jakkapan added.

The Pattaya News noted names of those arrested were not identified by police and that law enforcement had also said in the previous raid last week that they were also petitioning the governor to shut the venue for five years.

Meanwhile, police also raided a nightclub on Pattaya Walking Street after allegedly being open past the legal closing time of 2:00 A.M. and selling baraku, also known as shisha or hookah, which is illegal in Thailand.

 

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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.