“Surprise” drug testings : “every day between 9 and 11 PM”

PATONG, PHUKET: Drug testing taking place at popular nightlife entertainment venues in Patong has yet to result in any arrests of foreigners in connection with illegal drug use. […]

Each night in Patong, three testing teams, including police and public health officials, conduct the surprise raids from 9 pm to 11 pm.

The initiative follows a policy directive issued by Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban to crack down on drug abuse.

The raids are scheduled to continue over a 90-day period that began March 6. (Phuket Gazette) [thanks to a reader for the link]

A good one, isn’t it ? 😉

Now the new “war on drugs” decided by the dashing Abhisit takes a real thai color.

Purple like when a sample of piss contains methamphetamine.

And we can feel safe since the directive of the Deputy Prime Minister is followed with diligence by the thai police…

4 Responses to ““Surprise” drug testings : “every day between 9 and 11 PM””

  1. 1 Prokster 20 March 2009 at 6:35 am

    Another victory for KL, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali….HCM…Cambodia, Laos…China. Nothing like the fascist piss squads to cheer tourists.
    It is more than ironic that Singapore is a more sanook party town than Bangkok(or Phuket for the matter).
    TC, seems like your ‘weird / bigotry’ category is used quite a lot now.

  2. 2 InPhuket 20 March 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Now I am worried.
    So if I happen take those 3 specific drugs, and I happen to do it in Patong, on Soi Bangla, and I also just happen to be there between the hours of 9 and 11pm, I could be ‘surprised’ by there raid.
    Hmmm. I can’t imagine why they have not been able to catch any farangs as of yet.

    A little more material like this, and I can quit my day job and go on the global comedy circuit.

  3. 3 ThaiCrisis 20 March 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Yep. It’s like the ban on alcohol.

    Until 1h59 PM, you can order a beer in a restaurant for your lunch… At 2 PM, it’s forbidden. You have to wait until 5 PM. Why ? How ? It’s the rule.

    So you wish to get high ? Be sure to do it at 11h10 PM. And voila. Thanks to the “war on drugs Episode 8786746”, Abhisit makes your day.
    For that matter, we could say it’s Dirty Harry mixed to Benny Hill Show and the Monthy Python. Okay, I know : those references are not very thai, but I think they give a good summary.

  4. 4 DiscoBoy 20 March 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I have been in clubs when they have drug “raids” quite a few times. Its a joke. The police line up outside for about 30 minutes before coming inside. During this time the music is lowered and the manager walks around telling people that there will be a raid. If anyone is high, they soon leave via the front door and walk away, straight past the boys in brown. The manager asks those still inside (and you would assume clean), if anyone would volunteer to provide a clean piss sample to the police. Once the manager has his quota its on with the “raid”.

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