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Revellers Arrested On Koh Phangan Continue Partying At The Police Station [Video]

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Revellers Arrested On Koh Phangan Continue Partying At The Police Station

Video footage has emerged of revellers who were arrested on Tuesday night at a pub on Koh Phangan still partying at the police station.

Immigration and tourist police raided the Three Sixty Bar in Koh Phangnan district around 9.30 pm on Tuesday following a tip-off there was a party taking place.

A total of 109 party-goers were detained – 89 foreigners (51 women and 38 men) and 20 Thais (13 women and 7 men).

The foreigners arrested were from more than 10 countries, including the USA, UK, Switzerland, France, Australia, Germany, and Denmark.

Also detained were the owner and the organiser of the party.

All were taken to Koh Phangan station where the 109 party-goers were charged with violating the Emergency Decree while the owner and organiser faced a string of additional charges.

109 party-goers were detained

Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto on Wednesday ordered strict action be taken against the offenders, however, it was another scene at a building next door to the police station where the group were being held.

Despite facing up to two years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 40,000 baht, the group were unfazed on Wednesday morning as they continued to party inside and out of the building they were being held in before being transferred to Koh Samui Provincial Court.

KP Police Station

Music, dancing, smoking, drinking for the women under arrest appeared to be the order of the day from the footage named “Phangan 111 Jail Party”.

A small outside area had been cordoned off with visitors stopping by to see their friends and not a policeman in sight.

There was no social distancing being enforced and nobody wearing a mask as the group done as they pleased. They had even set up a games corner to pass the time.

None of the men in custody are seen in the video as they were being held inside in a cell.

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Thonglor Police Chief And His Deputy Transferred To Inactive Posts Over Covid Cluster

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The Thonglor police chief and his deputy have been transferred to inactive posts at the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 headquarters effective immediately.

Pol Col Duangchote Suwanjaras, superintendent of Thonglor police station, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the station’s acting deputy superintendent have been kicked out after it came to light the latest Covid cluster originated from two clubs in their district.

A committee was set up on April 9 by Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, to conduct an investigation into the origin of the outbreak.

In order to ensure the investigation was just, fair and transparent, it was deemed both officers had to be transferred.

Under the same order, Pol Col Kampanat Aroonkirirote, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 5, was assigned as acting Thonglor police chief and Pol Thanathip Chompuwanich, chief of crime suppression at Thonglor police station, as acting deputy chief of the station during their absence.

The order is effective from Monday 12th April until further notice.

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CAAT Bans Food & Drinks On Domestic Flights

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has prohibited airlines from serving food and drinks to passengers onboard domestic flights in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 beginning April 13.

The order also covers the eating and drinking of food or beverages brought by passengers.

The ban will be in effect until the situation improves or a new regulation is announced.

CAAT has also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets, except those related to safety, to minimize passengers touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

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Managers Of Two Covid Hit Clubs Jailed For 2 Months

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Two managers running covid hit clubs in Bangkok have been sentenced to two months jail time without parole for violating the Emergency Decree and the Entertainment Place Act of 1978.

Metropolitan Police Sub-division 5 commander Pol Maj Gen Sopon Sarapat revealed on Sunday the pair had been sentenced on Friday by the Bangkok South Criminal Court.

He added police were now seeking 5-year closure orders against Krystal Club and Emerald Club located in the Thonglor district of the capital.

Following the outbreak, The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ordered pubs, bars and clubs connected with the latest outbreak to close for 14 days. This was soon followed up with a government shutdown of entertainment venues across 41 provinces to close for at least 14 days.

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