Pattaya Police Raid Nightclub for Overstayers and Drugs, Find Neither

Pattaya —

Pattaya Police raided a nightclub for overstayers at 10:30 PM last night, April 23rd.

The raided club “Hollywood” is situated on Petchtrakul Road. 50 police officers and immigration searched the venue in accordance with the policy of Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachet Hakparn, to crack down on foreigners illegally residing in Thailand or operating criminal enterprises.

About 300 patrons both domestic and foreign alike were discovered inside the nightclub. The authorities ordered venue operators to turn off the music and opened the lights before separating foreigners from Thais for passport and drug tests. The latter was imposed on both groups.

Overall, there were 81 Chinese tourists, 28 tourists from Hong Kong, 27 Koreans, 3 Taiwanese, and 2 Laotians. The remainder of the patrons and staff were Thai. All were clear from drugs and had valid passports, according to police.

However, the authorities revealed to The Pattaya News they would continue to crack down on all types of illegal activities in the city.

This is not the first time recently Pattaya police have been raiding nightclubs and inspecting passports of foreign tourists. Just before Songkran police inspected many top nightclubs and venues on Walking Street, conducting passport and ID checks.

They have also been inspecting venues to deter human trafficking and minors being allowed into these venues such as here.


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