Pattaya Police Commissioner Warns Again Today Against Selling Alcohol, Who Makes Mistakes Meets the Law
Police Chief Colonel Kulachart Kulchai has issued warnings to local restaurants and shops not to sell or serve all kinds of alcoholic beverages today on Makha Bucha Day (a religious holiday), as they face severe criminal prosecution. .
The chief of police revealed that due to the occasion of the important Buddhist day “Makha Bucha Day”, the police have informed all shop operators and the public not to sell or drink alcoholic beverages until 11:59 PM.
The sales ban applies to all catering establishments, including convenience stores, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants. Technically, bars have been legally closed due to Covid-19 since April 10, 2021, although many have reopened as temporary “restaurants”. They are not allowed to serve alcohol and as a result, most will be closed that day. The day also brings closure of government offices, such as immigration.
Those who have broken the law could face possible legal charges for violating section 39 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. The penalties include imprisonment for up to 6 months or a fine of up to 10,000 baht, or a combination of both.
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