Yet another Thai pub in Pattaya is facing a five-year closure order when an after-hours police raid discovered underage drinkers and drug use.
Banglamung District officials and Pattaya police officers stormed the Jerajat Club, also known as the Outlaw Pub, in central Pattaya around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 20.
Inside, authorities found about 70 youths, 30 of whom were under age 20. Everyone was drug tested and two people were found to have used methamphetamines. Another 15 weren’t carrying their government identification cards as required.
Police raid the Jerajat Club, also known as the Outlaw Pub, in central Pattaya to find several underage drinkers and drug use.
Manager Saharat Annan Kriengkrai, 39, was arrested and all the underage youths were taken to the police station where their parents were called.
The raid is fourth involving a Thai pub since a National Council for Peace and Order dictate was handed down giving authorities the power to close a business for five years if drugs or underage drinkers are found. Two of the pubs had drinking customers as young as 14.