Police on Tuesday night raided an entertainment business on Bangla Road which allegedly belongs to one of the Chonburi double murder suspects.
The business was found to be running illegally.
Chonburi police, investigating the double-execution-style murder in the car park at Buddha Mountain in Sattahip, said initial investigations were able to uncover a number of possible motives and implicate an initial set of suspects.
Officers raided the entertainment business in Soi Pum Pui on Bangla Road in Patong after a man known as “Sia Auan” or Panya Yingdang, 39, was accused of direct involvement in the murder of 20-year-old woman Paweena Namuangrak and Anatachai Jaritram, 21, in Chonburi on July 29.
The woman claiming to be the manager, 29-year-old Jarupak Natana, failed to present an operating licence. Jaruluck was taken to Patong police station where she has been charged with illegally operating an entertainment business.
Patong police chief Col Anothai Jundamanee said: “’Sia Auan’ has operated two entertainment businesses next to each other which are ‘Pum Pui’ and ‘The Night’ club. ‘The Night’ had already been shut down as there aren’t many customers.”
Two houses in Patong, both linked to a suspect in the double murder, remain under surveillance but there has been no activity, according to police.