32 arrested drinking, smoking at restaurant
Thirty-two people, Thais and foreigners, were arrested at a restaurant in Pattaya on Thursday night for drinking alcohol.
Police raided Sky Mountain Laem Bali Hai restaurant at around 11.30pm on Thursday.
They were acting on information the restaurant illegally allowed customers to drink alcohol and smoke hookah pipes inside the premises.
When police arrived, they found customers were drinking and smoking from hookah pipes.
They arrested 24 Thai and seven foreign customers and one employee, who were taken to Pattaya police station.
The customers were charged with violating the disease control order and illegal assembly in violation of the emergency decree.
- emergency decree (noun): a situation where the government takes on special powers in a dangerous situation and the rights of the people are often limited in some way - ประกาศภาวะฉุกเฉิน
- hookah: an oriental tobacco pipe with a long, flexible tube which draws the smoke through water contained in a bowl -
- raid: to forcefully and suddenly enter a place to catch criminals or to search for something like drugs or, in this case, fake passports - ใช้กำลังเข้าค้นสถานที่หรือ จับกุมคนร้าย
- violate: to do something that is against a law, rule or agreement - ฝ่าฝืน, ละเมิด
- violation: an action that is against a law, agreement, principle, etc. - การฝ่าฝืน