Thai Crime: Korat Police Raid A Restaurant For Playing Live Music

On Wednesday night, police raided a restaurant in the Muang district where live music was being played and arrested 39 people, including 28 customers.
Around 10.30 pm, police, backed by health and administrative officials, closed the Lamer Restaurant & Karaoke on Sirinakhon Road.
The restaurant was open outside legal hours and serving alcoholic drinks to customers in violation of the provincial disease control order and the emergency decree, Muang district deputy chief Satthaphan Phaengchaemsri said.
There were 39 people on the premises, 11 employees, and 28 customers. “All were in violation of the night curfew, which prohibits people from leaving their homes between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., he said.
Employees were also allowed to sit with customers in what was seen as an entertainment venue. Moreover, it violated the provincial order that dine-in services end at 9 p.m. and that alcohol cannot be consumed on the premises.
A total of 39 customers and staff were taken to Pho Klang police station.
Phurithat Sopiroy, the restaurant manager, was not present. The police were notified.

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