Pattaya club faces closure after police raid

Pattaya police raid Flexx Club on walking street about 4.30am on Tuesday. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Pattaya police raid Flexx Club on walking street about 4.30am on Tuesday. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

A nightclub on Pattaya's Walking Street was raided by police on Tuesday for staying open beyond legal operating hours.

The 4.30am raid on Flexx Club in South Pattaya followed complaints it was staying open after the 2am closing time.

About 50 Thai and foreign customers were in the club, many dancing to music. Police blocked all exits, separated the customers by gender and checked their identification documents.

The club manager was detained and charged with operating the venue without a licence and staying open and selling alcoholic drinks after hours.

Police said since the club had been raided many times previously and reopened without a licence. A letter would be sent to the provincial governor recommending its closure.


  • block: to stop someone/ something from moving through or along something else - ปิดกั้น, กีดขวาง
  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • closure (noun): the shutting down of a school, factory or other business or service - การปิด
  • complaint: when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory - การบ่น, ข้อที่ไม่พอใจ
  • detained: kept in a place and not allowed to leave - กักตัว ควบคุมตัวหรือฝากขัง
  • gender: the fact of being either male or female. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female. - เพศ
  • governor: a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state or province or a government agency - ผู้ว่าการรัฐ, ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด
  • licence: an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something - ใบอนุญาต
  • raid: to forcefully and suddenly enter a place to catch criminals or to search for something like drugs - ใช้กำลังเข้าค้นสถานที่หรือ จับกุมคนร้าย
  • separate: to keep apart - แยก
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