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Police Officer Transfers: An Overview
Five high-ranking police officers from Chang Phueak police station in Chiang Mai were reassigned to non-active roles pending a thorough investigation. The investigation is related to a raid on an unlicensed pub within their jurisdiction. The decision was finalized by Pol Maj Gen Krittapon Yeesakhon, currently serving as the Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5.
The Transferred Officers: Who Are They?
The transferred officers include Chang Phueak police chief Pol Col Kittipong Phetmunee along with four of his subordinates. They will now be serving at the operations center of Chiang Mai Provincial Police. The investigation will conclude within a 15-day timeframe.
Prior Transfers and Missteps
Interestingly, this is not the first time the officers were reassigned. Previously, they were investigated for allowing an illicit gambling den to function in the Santitham sector of tambon Chang Phueak. The Department of Provincial Administration’s special unit conducted a crackdown which led to the arrest of 104 individuals and confiscation of various vehicles and gambling equipment. Following the investigation, the officers briefly returned to their previous posts before the recent raid warranted another reassignment.
Details of the Recent Raid
The recent crackdown took place at Le Neuf café bar restaurant, situated on Sirindhorn Road in Muang district’s tambon Chang Phueak. The operation was a response to multiple complaints regarding the establishment operating beyond legal hours and supplying alcohol to underage patrons. The operation was jointly carried out by various authorities including the DPA special unit, district officials, Chiang Mai Provincial Police, Chang Phueak police, and over 30 officials from Volunteer Defence Corps Headquarters.
Aftermath of the Raid
The raid uncovered close to 300 patrons present at the establishment, with a startling number of 242 patrons being under the legal drinking age. This revelation led to chaos among the young customers, with many attempting to exit the premises, only to be blocked by authorities.
DPA inspector Ronnarong Thipsiri confirmed the absence of a valid license for the bar. The establishment, a two-story wooden house without fire exits, was considered a safety risk. A majority of the patrons were aged between 17 and 19, with some even resorting to fraudulent ID cards to gain access.
Legal Action Taken
Kiatisak Promnimit, the 25-year-old bar owner, now faces multiple charges, including operating a bar without a license, selling alcohol past the legal limit, illegally selling alcohol to underage customers, and unauthorized modification of the building. Following the incident, authorities have suspended the use of the building.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Who are the key individuals involved in the aftermath of the unlicensed nightspot raid in Chiang Mai?
Five top-ranking police officers from Chang Phueak police station, including the police chief Pol Col Kittipong Phetmunee, have been reassigned to non-active roles while the investigation unfolds. These transfers were ordered by Pol Maj Gen Krittapon Yeesakhon, who serves as the Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5. The 25-year-old bar owner, Kiatisak Promnimit, is now facing multiple charges for violating several laws.
Q2: What transpired during the recent crackdown on the unlicensed pub “Le Neuf café bar restaurant”?
During the recent raid, approximately 300 patrons were found in the establishment, with a shocking proportion of 242 patrons being under the legal drinking age. With the discovery of the establishment’s absence of a valid license, patrons attempted to exit the premises causing a chaotic scene. Authorities confirmed the building, a two-story wooden house with no fire exits, was a significant safety risk.
Q3: What repercussions does the unlicensed pub owner face following this incident?
Kiatisak Promnimit, the bar owner, now faces multiple charges. These include operating a bar without a license, selling alcohol past the legal limit, illegally selling alcohol to underage individuals, and unauthorized modification of the building. In addition, authorities have suspended the use of the building.