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  • Crime News

    Police raid Nasa club in Chon Buri, arrest 9, find 105 drug users

    Police conducted a significant raid on the Nasa club in Mueang, Chon Buri at 1.30pm yesterday. More than 150 officers from various agencies participated in the operation, aiming to curb illegal activities at the venue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered a bustling crowd enjoying the nightlife. As the police presence became evident, many patrons attempted to flee and dispose of…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok authorities crack down on vapes, raiding stores

    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya authorities cracked down on the sale of vapes near schools, seizing 1.6 million baht worth of products. Led by the Consumer Protection Committee, the operation aims to protect public health, particularly children, from the dangers of nicotine addiction The Secretary-General of the Consumer Protection Committee Thosarat Thanitiphan assigned a special operation centre led by the Director…

  • Crime News

    Nakhon Phanom pub bust reveals drugs, minors and indecent acts

    Police in Nakhon Phanom arrested the operators of a well-known pub for a series of legal infractions, including allowing minors on the premises and indecent performances, amid revelations of drug use among patrons. The establishment, known as AEC Nakhon Phanom, was also found to be operating beyond legally allowed hours, causing disturbances to nearby residents. The crackdown, led by Nakhon…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket crackdown on organised crime seizes over 500 million baht

    Phuket became the centre of a significant crackdown on organised crime, as a Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) Special Operations Team seized more than 500 million baht (US$13.5 million) worth of illegal goods yesterday. The confiscated items included untaxed cigarettes, alcohol, and prohibited electronic cigarettes. Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat unveiled the results of the operation at a press conference held…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket cops raid gambling den, 4 Russians and Ukrainian arrested

    A gambling den in Ratsada, north of Phuket Town, was raided by the Phuket Provincial Police and Phuket City Police in the early hours of today, resulting in the arrest of four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian. The operation, which was executed following an insider tip-off, occurred at a site on Thepkrasattri Road in Moo 6, Ratsada, in the vicinity…

  • Thailand News

    Massive illegal gambling hub in Nonthaburi busted with 300 held

    A major illegal gambling den, with daily transactions estimated at 100 million baht (US$2.8 million), was raided by the Department of Provincial Administration in Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi Province. The operation, which took place at 9pm yesterday, March 19, resulted in approximately 300 gamblers being detained. The clandestine establishment, disguised as a single-story warehouse in the Bang Mae Nang sub-district,…

  • Thailand News

    Undercover amulet group busted for illegal firearm sales in Samut Prakan

    Police have successfully dismantled a covert operation where a group of young individuals used a Buddhist amulet trading group as a front to sell illegal firearms. The proceeds were used to purchase kratom juice and cannabis for consumption. A substantial cache of weapons and ammunition was seized during a raid on an apartment in Samut Prakan province yesterday. Leading the…

  • Thailand News

    Notorious Bangkok fugitive Tum Pakdaeng nabbed in Rayong raid

    An elusive drug dealer, who has a history of incarceration and expertise in evading capture, was arrested in the early hours of today, March 14, after a tip-off from an associate led police to his hideout. The arrest of Tum Pakdaeng was the culmination of an intensive investigation led by Police Colonel Monchai Arunsongsaengdee, the Chief of Taling Chan Police…

  • Thailand News

    Pathum Thani karaoke drug bust nets several amid crackdown

    A special administrative unit led a successful raid on an illegal karaoke establishment in Pathum Thani Province, arresting several individuals and uncovering evidence of drug use. The operation took place at 3am today, March 2. The venue, disguised as an ordinary apartment block, hosted a bustling night-time scene where patrons and employees were found to be consuming and in possession…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police nab online lottery promoter in Roi Et Province raid

    Thai police arrested a 44 year old woman for illegally promoting online lottery gambling on her Facebook fan page. During a raid today, February 14, police seized mobile phones and lottery tip sheets from her home in Roi Et Province. Arunee confessed to the crime, admitting she was paid a monthly fee to post gambling links by the website owner. A…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok bar owner arrested in Bang Na for illegal operations

    In a swift operation against illegal nightlife activities, police arrested the owner of an unlicensed bar in the Bang Na district of Bangkok and detained four individuals for drug use. The raid, which took place in the early hours today, January 28 at the Clio bar on Udomsuk 58 Alley, resulted in the discovery of underage patrons and the seizure…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal teen hotspot Heaven Rangsit raided, hundreds of underage patrons found

    Authorities have raided the notorious teen hotspot, Heaven Rangsit, for operating without a permit and allowing almost 500 underage individuals to patronise the establishment. The bust occurred at around 12.30am today. Officials, including Ronnarong Tipsiri, Inspector General of the Department of Local Administration and Wilun Sitthiwong, Director of the Investigation and Legal Affairs of the Department of Local Administration, led…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok nightclub raided for illegal operation and drug use

    A prominent nightclub was raided by a team led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, today for violating the law by operating beyond the legal hours and allowing drug use on premises. The operation carried out at 2.20am, was also joined by Ansit Samphantharat, Director-General of the Department of Provincial Administration, Ronnarong Thipsiri, Inspector-General of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police dismantle illegal cosmetics factory in shocking raid

    An illegal lotion and shower cream operation was dismantled by Thai police today. The clandestine factory, operating from a residential house, was found to be mixing products in appalling conditions, shockingly different from the sanitised images shared on social media. The authorities arrested the 63 year old owner, Thitiwat, for selling unregistered cosmetics and products without Thai-language labels, violating the…

  • Crime News

    Cannabis shop raid in Lampang: Teenagers found consuming marijuana

    A cannabis shop raid resulted in the discovery of about ten students, including a 14 year old, consuming marijuana within the premises. Residents, distressed by the situation, reported the establishment, leading to an investigation and legal action against the shop owner. Yesterday, at 5.20pm, a special operations team from the Lampang administrative department conducted a raid on the cannabis shop, led…

  • Thailand News

    Thai karaoke bar raided: Narcotics worth 1,200 baht seized

    Last night, a karaoke bar in Aranyaprathet, East Thailand, was raided by police and administrative officials, who discovered a substantial amount of narcotics on the premises. In a surprise crackdown, five employees were found to have tested positive for drug use and were subsequently taken into custody for legal action. At around 11pm yesterday, leading the operation was Lieutenant Colonel…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai club raided in Pa Cha Tek operation for serving underage drinkers

    In the early hours of today, a popular club in Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai, was raided as part of the Pa Cha Tek operation. Led by Atsathit Sampantarat, Director of the Department of Provincial Administration, the operation was launched after the club was discovered to be allowing underage patrons, as young as 18, to enter and buy alcohol. The operation…

  • Thailand News

    Nightclub raided: underage entry, drug use and lack of license lead to five-year closure

    A notorious nightclub in the Lam Luk Ka district was stormed and dismantled by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for allowing underage visitors and drug use. The raid, conducted last night, alarmed over 300 patrons, with some discarding drugs such as ice, ketamine, and happy wormer on the floor. Out of the total patrons, 137 tested positive for drug use.…

  • Crime News

    Bid-rigging network raided by DSI in connection with highway construction project

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) launched a raid on a network suspected of bid-rigging, connected to a company named Khamnun Nok. The action follows a tip-off about the residence of a woman known as “Ai Nong.” The raid took place today, in relation to highway construction project number 375 in Don Tum and Lam Luk Ka. The DSI is…

  • Thailand News

    DSI crackdown on counterfeit dietary supplement warehouse in Chon Buri costing over 10 million baht

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) raided a warehouse in central Chon Buri storing counterfeit dietary supplements for humans and pets, causing damages exceeding 10 million baht. The raid was carried out in response to Thailand being closely watched by the US Trade Representative (USTR) for intellectual property rights violations and stemmed from tips about unlawful sales of supplements via…

  • Crime News

    Phetchabun karaoke bar raided for suspected child exploitation, owner arrested

    Police conducted a raid on a karaoke bar in Phetchabun, arresting a 39 years old woman, for allegedly running a service offering underage girls catering to customers’ pleasures. The bar, advertised under the Facebook account E ลำยองโอ้ลั้นล้า, allegedly allowed teenagers under 18 years old to engage with customers in a salacious manner. The bar raid was conducted as part of…

  • Crime News

    Patong Police raid massage parlours exploiting underage workers

    In a recent crackdown on unlicensed operations, the Patong Police force swooped in on two massage parlours suspected of exploiting underage workers. Hatha Massage, located on Rat-Uthit 200 Pi Road, underwent a law enforcement raid at 9.40pm on August 12. The law enforcement action came on the heels of allegations that the establishment was not only operating without the necessary…

  • Crime News

    Online gambling raid nets three arrests, seizes over 920,000 baht

    The police conducted a series of raids on properties in both Bangkok and Loei on Saturday, apprehending three individuals under dubious circumstances, allegedly tied to the operation of online gambling websites. Deputy National Police Chief Roy Ingkapairote yesterday revealed that these arrests were the handiwork of the Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) who’d been inspired by suspicious activities linked to several…

  • Crime News

    Nonthaburi police shut down major underground gambling den, arrest 49

    In an extensive operation, police raided and dismantled a substantial gambling den in Nonthaburi, Thailand. The sting saw almost 50 people apprehended in the act of illicitly betting on games of snooker. The operation, led by senior police officials, resulted in a successful seizure of 49 people participating in gambling activities. Law enforcement authorities including Police General Paisan Wongwatcharamongkol, the…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok pub raid can’t find anything illegal to bust

    Drug raids have become common around Thailand, but some are definitely less fruitful than others. Sometimes a club is open only during legal operating hours, following all the rules, and packed with law-abiding citizens. Despite receiving complaints from residents in the surrounding neighbourhood, police and army officers found nothing illegal in a recent raid in Bangkok. The raid on a…

  • Business News

    Huge Bangkok bar raided as police arrest underage and customers for drug possession

    Despite the ‘official’ closing time for nightlife venues around Bangkok being extended to midnight, from 11pm, on June 1, many venues have continued to push their luck with authorities for the last few months. This venue since February. Yesterday morning Pathumwan district police raided a bar in Bangkok’s Rong Muang area after receiving a tip off that the venue had been…

  • Pattaya News

    Partiers arrested in raid Covid-19 tested, awaiting court Monday

    After the raid on 2 nightclubs masquerading at restaurants in Pattaya that resulted in 121 arrests, the group of arrested partygoers are all being tested for Covid-19 while awaiting court hearings. The raids of The Garden 168 and Mo Salah Bar and Restaurant late Friday night into early Saturday morning found a mix of Thais and foreigners drinking, smoking shisha,…

  • Crime News

    Chinese media, Thai police argue over handling of mansion raid in Pattaya

    Controversy is swirling around the police raid on the Pattaya luxury mansion last week where a Chinese National shot 2 police officers, as the man and Chinese media argue that the raid was “executed poorly”. Senior Thai police officers claim the raid was carried out appropriately, while the Chinese man claims he panicked after being approached by suspicious men who…

  • Crime News

    Officers seized 31 million baht in cash and assets in 20 drug trafficking raids

    In a major crackdown on a suspect drug network run by a woman in Northern Thailand, officers raided 20 locations in the Eastern region and seized cash as well as other assets valued at a total of 31 million baht. Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board launched an investigation back in October into a suspected drug network said to…

  • Crime News

    Early morning drug busts in Phuket yield 9 arrests

    An early morning drug bust in Rawai, Phuket has yielded 9 arrests. The first raid yesterday consisted of 30 task force members who raided a sea gypsy shack near the beachfront in Rawai. 43 year old Saroch Homhuan, and 34 year old Juree Bangjak, were arrested and charged with posession of a Category I drug with the intent to sell,…