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111 people arrested at Koh Pha Ngan party for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions

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Police raided a party in Koh Pha Ngan and arrested 111 on charges of violating Covid-19 disease control measures under the Emergency Decree. Immigration police and tourist police raided the event at Three Sixty Bar, a venue on a hilltop near Mae Haad Beach on the island known for its 360 degree view.

Out of the 111 people arrested, 89 are foreigners and 20 are Thais. Police say 2 other people admitted to organising the party and were charged with colluding in operating an entertainment venue without permission. All 111 people were taken to the police station for legal action.

According to chief of Surat Thani immigration, police heard about party tickets being sold online. The bar wasn’t exactly discrete about hosting an event. Various posts were made on Facebook advertising the “360 Blast & Addict Party” with DJs on 2 dance floors, a music line up until 2am and a “Crazy Market” with clothes, jewelry and food.

Surat Thani Governor also says strict legal action will be taken against the partygoers and breaches of Covid-19 restrictions will not be tolerated.

111 people arrested at Koh Pha Ngan party for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Bangkok Post | PR Surat

 

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    Ekaterina

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    There was a controled entrance with the person on reception and the tickets were sold there, not really online. And amount of visitors of the bar and mask control were 100 % responsibility of the bar owners. Bangkok post wrote that police arrived at 360 Bar at 9:30 pm but the truth is that police were there before 9:00 pm.
    And in the same time there was huge local market going on on Saturday and where were more than 200 people without any problems, there were 2 other parties was on till 2 AM and nobody care. So, schools were opened, parties were on and advertised openly and many many locals and foreigners were sure that parties were totally legal.

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    James R

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:42 am

    The farangs were given a 2000 baht fine and a jail sentence of 1 year suspended for 1 year.

    The same for the bar owner and organiser but the fine was 10,000 baht each.

    That might work to stop others doing it.

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