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Police raid Hat Yai restaurant and arrest 10 people for drinking alcohol

Tanutam Thawan



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Police arrested 10 people for gathering and drinking alcohol in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district, a violation of the local disease control measures banning alcohol consumption at restaurants. A local had called police reporting people were having a party at the restaurant last night. Hat Yai district chief Chawakit Suwankhiri says police went to the Khru Pattakhan Ban Thung restaurant immediately after the call and found liquor and beer bottles.

The owner of the restaurant, Sopha Sutthisan, and 9 others were arrested on charges of violating local emergency measures put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Police say the restaurant owner had been warned about the alcohol ban 3 times before the arrest.

With Covid-19 still on rise throughout Thailand, some provinces have been cracking down on gatherings, particularly those that involve alcohol, in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19. Just last month, police raided a bar in Pattaya and arrested 32 people for gathering and drinking alcohol.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    So bad not

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    Rose Jefferies

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    omg!!! alcohol!!!! Covid virus REEEAAAALLLLLLLYYYYYYYYY recognises the whiff and infects people who drink pints!!!
    God, you feckers in Thailand are sad people!!

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      Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7:43 am

      Inbread watch ur mouth

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    Simon Small

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Just waiting to read about the raids on Phuket restaurants and bars, and tourists arrested, in three weeks ….. that’ll go down well …

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    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    so many food places sell beer in tea pots and soft drink cups all over Thailand especially in phuket and rawai. I think they should raid all of the restaurants then and see how many do this.
    What gthey should focus on is the covid problem and stop trying to gouge the prices on vaccines to over double the sale price of the vaccines.
    Daylight robbery is going too far in Thailand right now when by charging 3800 for two vaccines that only cost 2000thb to 2500thb for both shots.
    Just another way to screw people out of money.
    Shameful Thailand.

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    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    out of any logic !!and they want reopen at tourist?

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    T C

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Seems to be a lot of snitches in the land of smiles…

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Thai police is a freaking JOKE.
    When we report a hit and run, or a theft, with ALL the details of the culprit, these CLOWNS dont do anything but lie.
    Pathetic CLOWNS!

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:12 am

    @Simon Small – yeah… they first foreigner who gets arrested for drinking a beer will cost the country millions of baht in cancelled hotel reservations by would-be tourists. Insanity.

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:33 am

    The headline is what you might expect to read in Saudi Arabia or some other strictly Muslim country.

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:52 am

    @Rose Jefferies – did you just skip school to get that stupid ?

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:53 am

    @Artur – keep an eye on your spelling too 🙂

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    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    First of all, what has alcohol to do with the spread of a virus ? Unless of course this “pandemic” is used to push through a different agenda. One thing is for sure though. All the affected people should highlight their experiences on social media and otherwise and make clear what a backward country Thailand really is. If the want tourists back, they are certainly doing their best to show Thailand as a hospitable and friendly place.

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