A popular after hours Bangkok nightclub was raided at dawn by dozens of officers from the Crime Suppression Division and Patumwan Police Station.
When officers entered Swing Nightclub, now located in the Tongpoon Hotel on Rama VI Soi 8, at 5.40am they found the 1st floor club packed with over 150 revelers drinking and dancing.
It didn’t take the raiding party long to discover the club was operating illegally without the correct licenses, selling alcohol beyond 2am and numerous customers, both foreign and Thai, testing positive for drugs.
The manager was arrested along with the 28 customers who tested positive for drugs. All were taken to Patumwan Police Station for processing.
Swing was originally located just off Rong Mueang Road and was the go-to place for those looking to party all night and into the morning.
It was closed down like many other late night clubs but found a second wind in the Tongpoon Hotel. Earlier this year it was ordered by district officials to suspend operations until further notice, a warning that fell on deaf ears that led to this mornings raid.
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