Restaurant raided, 48 test positive for drugs

Police raided a restaurant in Khon Kaen early on Sunday and rounded up 62 customers, of whom 48 tested positive for drugs, police said.

Restaurant raided, 48 test positive for drugs
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Restaurant raided, 48 test positive for drugs

published : 11 Apr 2022 at 09:05

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Chakrapan Natanri

Police watch 62 party-goers after they are ordered to sit during a raid in Muang district of Khon Kaen in small hours of Sunday. (Photo: Chakkrapan Natanri)

Police raided a restaurant in Khon Kaen early on Sunday and rounded up 62 customers, of whom 48 tested positive for drugs, police said.

Police said the raid on Lan Mai restaurant in tambon Ban Pet took place at about 2am.

Officers were acting on a tip-off that the restaurant was serving customers with alcoholic drinks after the 9pm limit.

Police found 62 customers, both men and women, in the restaurant. Apart from food, alcoholic drinks and packets of crystal methamphetamine (ice) were found on the tables. Empty packets were found in trash cans.

In urine tests, 48 customers tested positive for drugs.

All 62 were charged with violating measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. The 48 were additionally charged with using narcotic drugs.

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Vocabulary

  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • crystal methamphetamine (noun): a white crystalline form of the drug methamphetamine that people take by inhaling through the nose, smoking it or injecting it with a needle -
  • limit: to stop something from increasing beyond a particular amount or level - จำกัด
  • narcotic: an illegal drug such as heroin, cocaine or crystal methamphetamine - ยาเสพย์ติด
  • raid: to forcefully and suddenly enter a place to catch criminals or to search for something like drugs - ใช้กำลังเข้าค้นสถานที่หรือ จับกุมคนร้าย
  • tip-off: secret information or a warning given by someone  - ข่าวเตือน จากวงใน
  • urine: liquid waste passed from your body - น้ำปัสสาวะ
  • violate: to do something that is against a law, rule or agreement - ฝ่าฝืน, ละเมิด
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