200 officials raid one Pattaya pub

Club Panda is lit up as officials order customers to undergo urine tests, on Pattaya's Walking Street early Sunday morning. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Club Panda is lit up as officials order customers to undergo urine tests, on Pattaya's Walking Street early Sunday morning. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

About 200 officials raided a pub on Pattaya's Walking Street early Sunday morning and found traces of drug abuse among the customers.

The horde of police, local government and narcotics officials gathered near Bali Hai Pier before launching the raid at 3am, storming into Club Panda. There were about 400 customers inside enjoying the music, many of them dancing.

Staff were ordered to turn off the music and turn on the lights, and men and women split into separate groups.

Urine tests on customers found traces of drugs in five people, one a foreigner. Officials said they had probably used ketamine. Charges were pending.

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Vocabulary

  • charge : an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime - ข้อกล่าวหา
  • horde (noun): a large numbers of people or animals - กลุ่มใหญ่,ฝูงชน
  • ketamine (noun): a drug that causes a lack of feeling in the body -
  • narcotics: illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine or crystal methamphetamine - ยาเสพย์ติด
  • pending: waiting to be dealt with, settled or completed - ยังค้างอยู่, ซึ่งยังไม่จบสิ้น, อยู่ในระหว่าง
  • raid (noun): a short (surprise) attack on an enemy or group - การจู่โจม,การโจมตี, การบุกเข้า
  • raid: to use force to enter a place suddenly in order to arrest people or search for something such as illegal weapons or drugs - บุกเข้าจับ, เข้าตรวจค้น
  • traces: very small amounts of a substance - ร่องรอย
  • urine: liquid waste passed from your body - น้ำปัสสาวะ

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