Police arrested about 30 customers found drinking alcohol at a Pattaya pub on Wednesday night in violation of Covid-19 restrictions. The owner was also charged.
A police patrol checking preparation for the Pattaya Music Festival 2021 on Friday and Saturday heard loud music coming from from Lisa On The Beach pub around 10pm, according to Pol Col Methawit Praditphol, deputy chief of Chon Buri police.
Pol Col Methawit, who was leading the patrol, said they went to have a look and found about 30 pub-goers, Thais and foreigners, dancing to the music. Many appeared to have been drinking.
They ordered the music turned off. A check around the tables found alcoholic drinks served in opaque coloured plastic cups.
He said that on Nov 2, senior police and provincial officials had a meeting with pub and restaurant operators and explained the eased Covid-19 restrictions.
While they were allowed to serve food until 11pm, alcoholic drinks were still prohibited, he said.
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