Pattaya, the 29th of December 2009 [PDN]: Police Major General Thanet Pinmuanggnarm (Chon-Buri Police Commissioner) and Colonel Sarayut Sanguanphokhai (Superintendent if Pattaya Police Station) along with numerous other officials and an undercover team from the Organisation of Narcotic Control Board has gathered in Pattaya to deter and arrest anyone who is involved with illegal drugs, crime or violence over the New Year celebrations.
Police Major General Pinmuanggnarm has instructed the joint taskforce to specifically inspect 5 key venues in the Pattaya area, these include; Differ Nightclub, Star Dice Discotheque and Fashion Club in North Pattaya as well as Mixx Discotheque and Lucifer Nightclub in Walking Street, South Pattaya.
Investigations have revealed that these locations consist largely of foreign tourist during the New Year celebrations; previous raids on these establishments have uncovered drugs and drug users and so have been targeted this festive season.
In coalition with the Chon-Buri police crackdown of the entire province in the month of December, this special taskforce is aimed at keeping the Pattaya City streets and establishments free of drugs and illegal activities over this New Year break. .