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Krabi drinking party raided by police

Apr 15. 2020
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By THE NATION

Four Thai women and four foreign men drinking at an outdoor party in Krabi on Wednesday (April 15) got a nasty shock when police arrived to arrest them.

Officers from Ao Nang police station were called to investigate reports of a public gathering at a house in the beachside subdistrict. They arrived at the scene to find the party in full swing, with eight people swigging alcohol outside a house, in flagrant violation of Krabi’s Emergency Decree lockdown to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The group comprised four Thai women aged 28-45 and four Scandinavian men – Norwegian nationals aged 62 and 63, and Swedes aged 65 and 74. Police found them with assorted alcoholic beverages, soda water, carbonated drinks and a bucket of ice.

The group were charged with violating the Emergency Decree on Public Administration BE2548, which prohibits public assembly or any act that disturbs public peace and order.

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