Ban Pong police raid pubs for underage drinking and drug violations

A thorough investigation has been instigated by Ratchaburi Provincial Police in opposition to 5 high-ranking officers stationed at Ban Pong police station, in light of a raid at two unauthorised pubs alleged to have allowed entry of teenagers, underage drinking, and drug consumption. Factors , initiated within the small hours of yesterday, resulted in the arrest of Thanawat Wijitcharasakul, aged 30 and proprietor of the establishments, with drug checks revealing as many as seventy seven patrons to be under the affect of banned substances.
Ratchaburi Provincial Police commander, Pol Maj Gen Wachirapong Amarapitak, stressed that the enforcement of the raid was executed by an elite unit from the Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) in cohoots with representatives from the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection. The cadres raided two conjoining pubs generally known as Highlight Banpong and Arena Banpong in Pak Raet village district round 1:30am.
The tip-off instigating the raid was somewhat serious, asserting that the pubs not only remained open untill the break of daybreak, but also disregarded the legal ingesting age limit set at 20 years, permitting entrance to underage patrons.
Officers uncovered a amount of banned substances, primarily Ketamine and seized two firearms during their search. An astonishing variety of four hundred patrons had been present at the scene, and necessary drug exams revealed that no much less than seventy seven clients, including 31 males and 46 females, tested constructive. Among these patrons, 4 have been confirmed to be underage.
Responsibility for further authorized motion against the embroiled pub proprietor has been handed over to Ban Pong police by the particular DPA unit. Thanawat now awaits trial for four criminal costs which embody running unlicensed pubs, breaking the regulation by promoting alcoholic beverages after the legal midnight hour limit, permitting underage teens to drink and for permitting each illicit medicine and firearms on the premises, reported by Bangkok Post.
Addressing the case, Pol Maj Gen Wachirapong appointed Pol Col Saifa Jirawantanasakul, deputy chief of provincial police, as the top of an investigative panel. The listing of the five senior accused officers contains Piyapong Wongketjai; Chan Kamareesakul; Manop Namprasantai; Veerachai Kawikitdurong; and Pitsanu Cherdchom.
The saga doesn’t finish right here, as the seventy seven patrons who tested positive for drug use will also face authorized retribution, with the police pressure devoted to track down the narcotics’ supply..

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