More suspected prostitutes rounded up in Pattaya
12 more suspected prostitutes from Uganda have been rounded by by Pattaya police on Friday September 8th at around 3am.
All of the suspects were found roaming around the Walking street area in South Pattaya and were all taken down to Pattaya police station to be charged with prostitution.
As we all know, prostitution is highly illegal in Thailand and does not exist, which is why the police in Pattaya hold regular crackdowns, especially in the Walking street area as there have been several reports that prostitution still goes on in the area.
A large team of twenty police officers got together and set out their plan for the evening. The crackdown started at approximately 3am and withing moments they had already found several Ugandan women touching up foreign clients, offering sexual services in exchange for money.
Pol Lt Col Korn Somkhaney said Pattaya police station, where he is deputy chief, would be running regular patrols to arrest prostitutes as it is strictly against the law here in Thailand.
He went on to say that the police force are working to rid Pattaya of all prostitutes, especially the foreign ones, as it looks to clean up the city’s image and continue the transformation into a “family friendly”, world class beach resort.