Police raid Hat Yai nightclub, arrest owner on three counts
The authorities raided an entertainment venue in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on Tuesday after learning that it had stayed open beyond restricted hours and had applied no Covid-19 prevention measures.
The team of police officers as well as provincial government, excise and public health officials, showed up at 2am to find several patrons partying without any protection.
Police said the venue was partially a nightclub and stayed open till the wee hours, disturbing nearby residents.
The owner, Anthika Dokho, 29, has been arrested and faces three charges, namely selling alcohol after midnight, violating disease control measures and breaching the state of emergency.