5 senior policemen in Samut Sakhon moved to inactive posts

The superintendent of Krathum Baen district police, Samut Sakhon province, and four other senior police officers have been ordered transferred out of the province following a raid on a pub in which 123 patrons were tested positive with drug use.

Pol Col Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police Office, said Saturday that local administration officials raided the Nos Pub in Tambon Om-noi, Krathum Baen district, on Friday night and conducted urine tests which showed positive results on 123 patrons.

Also, some of the patrons were under 18, he said, adding that it was discovered that the name of the pub did not match with the one registered with the authorities.

The proprietor of the venue was charged with operating the pub and selling liquor beyond permissible hours, allowing youths under 20 to enter the venue and allowing drug use in the premise.

Pol Lt-Gen Kittipong Ngaomook, the commissioner of 7th Region Provicial Police Bureau, ordered the police superintendent, his deputy and three other inspectors transferred out of the district to inactive posts in the bureau pending an investigation.