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Large-Scale Operation Targets Nightspot
A massive raid took place at MEM Exclusive Club, also known as MEM Pub, in Lam Luk Ka district, Pathum Thani. The operation, led by Ansit Sampantarat, director-general of the Department of Provincial Administration, involved a special operations team from the Interior Ministry’s Department of Provincial Administration, the Region 1 Office of the Narcotic Control Board, and territorial defense volunteers. Notably, no police participated in the operation.
Drug Bust and Charges
Around 300 individuals were present at the pub during the raid, many of whom were under 20 years old, while five were missing identification cards. Following urine tests, an astounding 137 patrons tested positive for drugs. The pub owner and staff were arrested on several charges, including operating without a permit, selling alcohol to underage individuals, selling alcohol during prohibited hours, and inciting youth misconduct.
Public Complaints Led to Raid
The raid was conducted in response to complaints filed by residents with the Interior Ministry’s Damrongtham Centre. The complaints alleged that MEM Pub had illegally admitted individuals under 20 years old and had become a hub for drug sales and consumption. The pub reportedly stayed open until 6 am at times.
Ansit Sampantarat instructed the district chief to report the incident to the provincial governor, proposing a five-year closure order for the establishment. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul lauded the efforts of the officials involved in the operation, stating, “We want to make our society safe and people happy. Locals informed us, and our officials reacted to the complaint, leading to the suppression of illegal activities.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What led to the raid on MEM Exclusive Club in Pathum Thani?
The raid on MEM Exclusive Club, or MEM Pub, in Lam Luk Ka district, Pathum Thani, was conducted in response to public complaints filed with the Interior Ministry’s Damrongtham Centre. Residents reported that the club admitted individuals under 20 years old and had become a hub for drug sales and consumption.
Q2: What were the charges against the club’s owner and staff following the raid?
The owner and staff of MEM Exclusive Club were arrested on several charges, including operating without a permit, selling alcohol to underage individuals, selling alcohol during prohibited hours, and inciting youth misconduct.
Q3: How many patrons at the club tested positive for drugs during the raid?
During the raid, an astounding 137 patrons tested positive for drugs after urine tests were conducted.