A Third Road nightclub was shut down for five years after a police raid found underage customers and drug users.
Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana ordered the Sept. 29 raid by 30 police and military personnel on the 18+ Club, which was found open after legal hours.
Nine teenagers were found in the crowded hostess club along with 10 others without identification cards. Sixteen people failed drug tests and illegal e-cigarettes also were found.
Among the customers were three fugitives: Peerapat Sirimongkol, 25, who was wanted on defamation charges; Supalert Morawan, 23, sought for drug offenses and caught by police with 13 ecstasy tablets; and Susrusa Thiasakul, 25, who had 14 ecstasy tablets on her and also was sought on an arrest warrant.
Managers Teimsak Taksin, 32, and Wiritpan Tanatsiridechayot, 34, were arrested and slapped with six charges, including operating a club without proper licenses, serving alcohol after hours, serving minors and drug offenses.
The venue was closed for five years under Section 44 of the interim constitution.