At 3 am on Sunday, over 160 police and volunteers from the Pattaya Police Station, led by Pattaya Police Superintendent, Pol. Col. Nantawut Suwanlaong and The Administrations led by the Deputy Pong-ta-sit Pit-ja-nan went out to search every vehicle, both cars and motorcycles, which were parked in the car lots of 4 targeted entertainment venues. The officers came to search for weapons and illegal items, and this operation was directed by the Commander of Chonburi Province Pol. Maj. Gen. Jamnong Rattagoon .
The dragnet revealed no illegal items or weapons, and there were no underage workers and customers found in the venues searched. This operation was conducted to prevent further homicides and violations at local entertainment venues, after a man was shot to death in the parking lot of a famous pub by Balihai Pier earlier this month.
While the search was going on, another team of police was sent to deal with a group of teenagers who were reported to be shooting into the sky on Jomtien Beach, in front of The Beach Pub, before taking off in a white Toyota and a white Honda CRV.
The police managed to apprehend the group of 6 teenagers, whom were rather intoxicated. The chief tough teen, Mr. Tanapon Wang-tong-suk-si-ri, aged 18 from Samut-prakarn province, was arrested with a .38 caliber pistol. He confessed that he was shooting into the sky because he was carried away with having a fun time. While being questioned, a male teen in the group acted very rudely, and claimed to be the nephew of a powerful politician. The fool threatened to fire the police and the whole station, but the police did not take this threat seriously as they were all quite drunk.
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