Chumphon police shifted after Halloween pub raids

Chumphon police shifted after Halloween pub raids

Two nightspots shut down after more than 250 underaged drinkers found

Provincial officials raid one of the two pubs in Muang district of Chumphon on Halloween night on Thursday. (Photo by Amnart Thongdee)
Provincial officials raid one of the two pubs in Muang district of Chumphon on Halloween night on Thursday. (Photo by Amnart Thongdee)

CHUMPHON: Four senior police officers, including a station chief, have been transferred for 90 days after a raid on two pubs on Halloween night found more than 250 underaged partygoers.

Pol Col Pakkapol Tawitsri, the Chumphon deputy police chief, on Friday signed an order to move Pol Col Thongchai Nuicharoen, who is the Muang police station superintendent, and three colonels at the station to the provincial operation command for 90 days.

The order, which came into immediate effect, did not explain the reason but it was believed to have been linked to the raids staged the night before.

Provincial officials of the Interior Ministry broke into the M Zaa Bar and Restaurant and the Pakarang Pub and Restaurant in the town as they staged Halloween parties. The authorities found 263 customers under 20 years old, the minimum age for entering venues where alcoholic drinks are served.

They ordered the two clubs closed for five years.


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