Exclusive Luxury Karaoke Raided in Bangkok Leads to Arrest of 48 Chinese Nationals and Seizure of Illegal Drugs

Bangkok –

Exclusive luxury parties only for Chinese nationals were raided at karaoke rooms in Bangkok and 48 Chinese people and illegal drugs were found.

The raid took place at 3:00 A.M. on Friday (June 2nd) at a massage parlor in Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang. The raid was led by officers from the Children and Women’s Protection Sub-Division and Narcotics Control officers following tips from informants.

Colonel Teerasak Chatara Pipat told TPN media that in total 48 Chinese people, 18 women and 30 men, were found inside four karaoke rooms. They were found using illegal drugs such as Cocaine and Ecstasy. Many of them tested positive for illegal drugs although the exact number of people involved was not released.

The Karaoke rooms were serviced from 10:00 P.M. until morning. Only Chinese people were allowed at the exclusive party and the charge was 100,000 Baht per room for six hours, according to Colonel Teerasak. Other nationalities, including Thais, were strictly forbidden from entering the venue.

The karaoke venue was being serviced similarly to the Jin Ling night club which was raided last year, said Colonel Teerasak. Police are continuing their investigation to see if the Chinese people at the venue entered the country legally or not and who was responsible for the ownership of the venue.

Those netted for illegal drug usage will face additional charges, said Bangkok police.

The Chinese-run nightclub, Jin Ling, made headlines in October after over 104 customers, mostly Chinese nationals, were caught by police while having a drug party inside.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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.