Pattaya karaoke bar raided, dozens of arrests

Police find many customers drinking alcohol and dancing to the music at Jacky karaoke bar in Pattaya, Chon Buri, late on Tuesday night. (Photo supplied/ Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

About 50 customers were arrested when police raided a Pattaya karaoke bar late on Tuesday night.

Police said about 50 men and women were either dancing together to music or drinking alcohol at Jacky karaoke bar on Soi Chalerm Phrakiart around 11.30pm.

Police ordered bar staff to turn off the music and turn on the lights. All present were also ordered to wear face masks.

The person in charge was also detained for legal action.

Eateries in Pattaya are allowed to serve alcohol until 9pm.

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