Karaoke owners arrested after cops bust customers for drugs

Ngo Van Toan (L), owner of Ron Rin karaoke bar, is arrested at his home in the central Phu Yen Province, October 10, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Toan,The owners of two karaoke parlors in the central Phu Yen Province have been arrested after police allegedly found customers there using drugs.,Ngo Van Toan, 44, owner of Ron Rin karaoke bar, and Nguyen Thi Hong Tham, 39, owner of Bao Tram karaoke bar in Dong Hoa Town, are under investigation for “organization of illegal drug use.”,On Sep. 17 officers raided Ron Rin and found 10 men and women using drugs in one of its karaoke rooms. They also seized some synthetic drugs and tools for using drugs from the room.,The police said the women work at the parlor and took drugs with the customers.,A raid on Sep. 28 of Bao Tram netted 13 people allegedly using drugs in two rooms.,The police said Tham was aware of the drug use and even provided tools.,It is not unusual for police to find people using drugs at night clubs and karaoke parlors, but in most cases they cannot establish that the owners were complicit.,”Organization of illegal drug use” carries a jail sentence of two to seven years.,