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Koh Pha-ngan pubs closed for selling drugs to tourists


An Army division in Surat Thani invoked Article 44 to order two pubs at the popular tourist destination of Koh Pha-ngan indefinitely after they were found selling drug to foreign tourists.

Colonel Kriangkrai Srirak, deputy commander of the Fifth Infantry Division, said he invoked Article 44 to order the indefinite closure of Reggae Bar and Bello Bar on Haad Rin Beach.
Troops raided the two pubs late last month and found that they were selling marijuana, magic mushroom drinks and laughing gas to foreign tourists.
Kriangkrai and Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto held a meeting with local leaders of Haad Rin communities at the Pha Ngan district office to inform them that the closure that would cause many locals to lose jobs.

Published : January 09, 2018

By : The Nation