Friday, September 16, 2016

Thais, foreigners arrested in Nana raid

Bangkok - A total of 55 Thais and foreign nationals are taken into custody for questioning when more than 100 police, military, and anti-narcotics officers raided a six story entertainment establishment on Soi Sukhumvit 3 Friday morning.

According to a report from Bangkok Post, twelve of them, eight Thai women and four South African nationals, tested positive for methamphetamne use. Fifteen foreign customers, including an American and one Polish national, were found to have no entry documents.

Photo: Khaosod English
The authorities also confiscated 62 shisha pipes; 51 of them were found on the roof-deck and another 11 on the third floor.

The third and fifth floors of the building held an entertainment venue called 'Ethiopian Restuarant," along with a pub, Middle Eastern-themed dance bar, massage parlor and restaurant, Khaosod English reported.

Officers said the building did not have enough entrances and exits and its restaurants operated beyond permitted hours, the report added.

Two Ethiopian nationals running the pub and restaurant were not present during the raid. 

Media reports named one of the Ethipian owners as 32-year-old  Mekuriya Hailegebrel.

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