Over 150 detained for drug test in raid on Bangkok nightclub
More than 150 club-goers were detained for a drugs test after Law Enforcement Operations Centre officers raided the Insanity Nightclub on Soi Sukhumvit 11 in Bangkok’s Watthana district at 3am on Thursday following a tip-off that the establishment had no permit, allegedly sold baraku and other drugs to visitors, opened beyond the legal limit until 4am and did not employ Covid-19 preventive measures.
Officers found the more than 150 club-goers, both Thai and foreign nationals, dancing in a crowded space. Most did not wear a face mask.
All exits were promptly closed off and the club-goers detained for a drugs test via urine samples.
Officers also reportedly found several baraku smoking pipes in the building as well as white powder in the bathroom, which they suspect to be ketamine. They have collected all evidence for an investigation.
Operations centre director Ronnarong Thipsiri said a preliminary urine result found some club-goers tested positive for drugs.
“Once detailed testing and investigation are complete, we will file charges against the owner and customers,” he said.
“This establishment has clearly violated several orders of the National Council for Peace and Order, and is punishable by being shut down for five years,” he added.