Twenty men and 16 women were arrested on Friday at a pool villa house in Banglamung district of Chonburi province while they were drinking and dancing to loud music, in violation of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations.
“Police tracked down the house following clues in another drug case which indicated that it was where young people gathered to use recreational drugs,” said the chief of Huai Yai Police Station, Pol Colonel Apichnan Watthanawarangkul.
“In the house, officials found ketamine and marijuana, including several items of drug taking equipment,” he said.
The arrested partygoers were taken to the police station for urine tests to check drug usage, before being charged with violating the emergency decree and related drug charges.
Initial investigation revealed that the group usually held drug parties at entertainment venues in Pattaya, but since the lockdown measures had limited opening hours of those businesses, they had to move their party location to this house instead,” added Apichnan.