Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Walking Street: Has topless Go-Go become a No-No?
On Sunday both the district chief of Banglamung and the head of police were in attendance as they threw the book at “Dance 2” nailing the club with six charges. Banglamung chief Naris Niramaiwong and Pattaya station boss Apichai Kroppetch went to the club after complaints made at government watchdog Damrongtham Centre that underage drinking was taking place. The DJ was told to turn off the music and the dancing stopped as 150 customers were checked for their ages and drug taking. Some 18 people were under the legal age of 20 years and 19 people had tell-tale purple urine tests. In addition, eight bags of ketamine were found discarded under tables.
These weighed in at a total of 8.29 grams. Fourteen shisha pipes were also taken into evidence. The club was charged with opening out of hours, having no operating license, no alcohol license, serving underage customers, allowing drug taking and matters relating to the sale of shisha. Manager Niwat Saengsaikaew, 30, was taken away.
Meanwhile, that experience on the ground was that there was an evident crackdown on activities in Walking Street including the banning of topless dancing.