Bangkok Paradise's Liquor License Revoked
The Salem Licensing Board revoked Bangkok Paradise's liquor license Thursday night.
At Licensing Board meeting last month, Chief of Police Paul Tucker, accompanied by one of his captains and three patrolman, told board members that underage patrons were being served at the Washington Street restaurant and said "my officers feel this situation with Bangkok Paradise is out of control. As Chief I cannot let this stand."
Less than two weeks after that meeting, the restaurant's owner, Jesus Franco, 42, of 34 Perkins St., Salem, was arrested and charged with trafficking Oxycodone following a multi-agency drug bust.
Here's how the board voted Thursday night:
- Illegality on premise - Minor being served. License suspend three days, one day to be served.
- Alleged illegality on premise - Trafficking a Class A substance (Oxycodone). License suspended six months beginning Nov. 12 until May 13.
- Alleged illegality on premise - Trafficking a Class A substance (Oxycodone) License revoked, effective May 14, 2013.
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