Pattaya police see no proof of alcohol in restaurant, but customers fled

Like youngsters at a house party, prospects ran from a restaurant close to Bali Hai as Pattaya City Police raided the business in search of unlawful alcohol service. The raid occurred at 9 pm last evening as police made the rounds, inspecting businesses and ensuring eating places were obeying the continued ban on alcohol sales and consumption now that it has been lifted in a few key tourism hotspots but frustratingly not in Pattaya.
Police say they didn’t discover any alcohol served on customers’ tables during their raid however noticed plenty of suspicious things pointing to booze being served illegally, not the least of which was the scramble of customers fleeing as soon because the police had been noticed. Police observed that this was irregular behaviour for individuals doing nothing incorrect.
The panicked clients, both Thai nationals and overseas travellers or expats, were reported by police to have run in all directions including into Pattaya Bay or into the close by woods. Police found what appeared to be mixers on the tables and glasses with tissue paper napkins covering them, a common follow folks do to guard their unguarded alcoholic beverages once they step away.
But no actual alcohol was discovered on tables and there was no concrete proof that the restaurant was serving booze, so police didn’t cost anybody with any crimes. But they note the restaurant had been caught a number of instances beforehand selling alcohol and authorized motion is still within the process.
Police also did inspections on different well-liked eating places within the area together with Chocolate Factory and Three Mermaids however mentioned they didn’t find anyone to be violating the Emergency Decree and native provincial Covid-19 ordinances that forbid the sale and consumption of alcohol and have ordered bars and entertainment venues to remain closed for the last 7 months.
The raid come only one evening after 30 clients have been arrested at Lisa on the Beach, a Chon Buri beach bar serving alcohol in paper cups and blaring music. Factors warn that inspections will proceed and people caught ingesting illegally might face arrest and fines..

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