Armed Police Raid Chiang Mai Night Club Detaining Tourists Not Carrying Passports
CHIANG MAI – More than a hundred police officers and immigration officials raided the Zoe in Yellow Bar and Night Club in Chiang Mai, refusing to let tourists go, testing urine for drugs and arresting tourists without a passport on them.
Police officers, some armed with assault rifes quickly roped off the area with tape to stop anybody leaving or entering, Chiang Mai’s CityNews reported.
The police conducted random urine testing on Thai and Foreign party goers but found no evidence for any substance abuse.
No weapons, drugs or other dangerous items were found on any of the people there.
Immigration police found no evidence of anyone overstaying their visas.
All the tourists who did not have their passport with them were taken to Chiang Mai police station and processed.
Meanwhile in Pattaya Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau and soldiers from the 14th Military Base went into five venues in the infamous nightlife and red-light area in what was billed as a crackdown on transnational crime, which ended up finding at least 30 foreigners without their passports.
All of them were taken in for criminal record checks and were reportedly released after they were able to show their passports to police.
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