Holiday Island Bar Raids See 23 Tourists Arrested On Drug Charges

Published on 11th March 2018 by Stickboy BKK

Holiday Island Bar Raids See 23 Foreigners Arrested On Drug Charges

23 foreigners were arrested for drug offenses in the early hours of Satiurday during a round of bar raids on the southern holiday island of Ko Phayam in Ranong province.

A contingent of 50 police officers from various divisions, soldiers and local officials made up the raiding party as they went on operation Cleaning Koh Phayam which is aimed at

Holiday Island Bar Raids See 23 Foreigners Arrested On Drug Charges

Drug tests were carried out in a number of bars across the island that were busted with 23 tourists and 4 Thais returning positive results.

Further tests were carried out at Ranong hospital confirming either marijuana and amphetamines had been taken by those arrested.

All 27 were then taken to Ranong Police Station to be charged.

Police told reporters the island has become a haven for drugs with many bars openly selling to mainly foreigners and that they will continue to crackdown on those selling and buying drugs.

Photo Credit: Daily News

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