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Cops look at pubs’ ties to China groups

Owners may have violated visa rules

Police raid an illegal nightclub in Yannawa district of the capital on Wednesday. More than 100 customers, the majority of them Chinese nationals, tested positive for illicit drug use. (Police photo)

Police are looking into whether a group of wealthy business owners from China are behind the growing number of unauthorised night entertainment venues and illegal gambling dens in Bangkok’s Ratchada and Sutthisan areas, as well as Pattaya City in Chon Buri, said deputy national police chief Surachate Hakparn.

The expanded investigation followed a raid on a karaoke parlour masquerading as a car wash on Charoen Rat Road in Sathon district early on Wednesday, which led…

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