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Officials bust Patong hookah venue over violations

Patong hookah venue busted, photo by Eakkapop Thongtub.

Officials busted a Patong hookah venue on Friday night following complaints. The raid at Crystal Club on Bangla Road was ordered by Phuket Governor Narong, along with other officials.

During the raid at around 11.30pm, officials seized a total of 52 hookah sets along with shisha and other equipment, and handed it to police, The Phuket News reported.

The officials apprehended the club’s manager and handed him over to police. The manager was brought to Patong Police Station and charged with violating the Tobacco Act, and possession of tax-evading and restricted products, The Phuket Express reported.

The officials raided Crystal Club after receiving complaints that the club was offering shisha. Akara Suwattikul of the Phuket Provincial Defense Office did not specify any possible consequences for Crystal Club. There were no…

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