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Police raid Bangkok bar, 13 people arrested for allegedly violating Emergency Decree

Caitlin Ashworth



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Police in Bangkok arrested 13 people at a rooftop bar in the Phra Khanong area. The bar staff allegedly served alcohol to customers, violating the city’s ban on booze sales at restaurants which was put in place to limit gatherings and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Under the emergency regulations in Bangkok, bars and nightclubs are ordered to close and restaurants are prohibited from serving alcohol to customers until the coronavirus situation improves.

Phra Khanong police raided the rooftop bar off Sukhumvit Road in the Bang Chak sub district after a tip that bar was allegedly serving alcohol. Police say multiple customers were drinking at the venue and were not abiding by disease control measures like social distancing and wearing masks. The 13 people arrested face charges for allegedly violating the Emergency Decree.

SOURCE: Pattaya News


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    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 12:12 pm


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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    I am allegedly appalled at this alleged violation of an alleged no drinking ban at the alleged bar who were caught by the alleged police.

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      Justin K

      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      You’re a little dummy

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      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      there is no concept of innocent until proven guilty here anyway. It’s either pay 20.000 baht to not get prosecuted or go to jail followed by a curt appointment.

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    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Criminals caught for various crimes often use the lame excuse of being drunk at the time of violent actions on others.Strict rules are not applied and enforced,resulting in increasing numbers of violations.

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      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

      Posting from Sukhumvit 11, party still going on at midnight!!! No police in sight!

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        Monday, February 15, 2021 at 2:44 pm

        Not a thank you for posting this. Now thanks to this post the Gov. can be on the lookout and send in spies

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    Grumpy John

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:12 am

    Won’t be long till we see Speakeasy bars – a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold. Many such places existed during prohibition in the U.S. back in the day.

    The ones that couldn’t afford to pay off the cops in Australia often employed guys called “magpies” to watchout for the cops who intended to raid the Speakeasy bar.

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      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:09 am

      Almost ery open beer that I walk or drive by in the late afternoon or evening has customers sitting close together or bar girls sitting next to the men. I imagine this is also the same in Bangkok.

      Of course there is still laws in place for violating social distancing mandates.

      I think almost all these bars give tea money to the police to be left alone and social distancing violations ignored.

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Wearing a mask? Social distancing? FOR WHAT PURPOSE EXACTLY? Why on Earth would you do that? I NEVER HAVE…for well over a year now! It’s just a flu bug!!!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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