Pattaya Police Inspect Pubs to Deter Crime During Songkran

Pattaya —

Pattaya police and various law enforcement agencies conducted a joint inspection of entertainment venues on Thursday, April 11th, in an effort to deter illegal activities and ensure the safety of tourists during the Songkran festival.

The operation, led by Pol. Col. Nawin Thirawith, Superintendent of the Pattaya Police Station, involved over 80 officers from various units. They first visited a nightclub, Ying Club, on Pattaya Third Road, where they found a large number of Thai and Chinese tourists inside the venue.

Officers ordered the music to be stopped, lights turned on, and patrons separated by gender. They then proceeded to check the IDs and conduct drug tests on the customers and staff. No illegal activities were found.

The second stop was a bar in Soi Koh Pai, South Pattaya. Since there were no customers, the officers focused on inspecting the bar staff and premises, also finding no signs of illegal activity.

Pol. Col. Nawin revealed that the operation aimed to curb illegal drugs, weapons, and prostitution in Pattaya’s entertainment venues, particularly during the Songkran period. He urged all operators to obey the laws.

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.