On September 20, 2023, Thai law enforcement expanded operations to take the assets of the operators of “Absolute-Angels-Bangkok.com,” which Thai authorities described as a notorious sex-trade website.
Despite having the top Google ranking, authorities recently took the website down.
In August, Thai Police reported the successful capture of an American-Thai couple who were allegedly running what the authorities claimed was Thailand’s largest online escort service and sex agency website, designed specifically for a foreign clientele.
Police expanded PCT1 to include another website called “smooci.com,” which is accused of offering comparable escort services internationally, particularly in Thailand. According to reports, the same American-Thai couple who ran Absolute Angels Bangkok also ran the website.
Authorities discovered a complex network of individuals involved in the international sex trade after looking into these escort websites. While Mr. Punwattana (assumed name) was recognized as an administrator assistant in charge of handling financial transactions and collecting payment from sexual service providers, Ms. Ingpawan (assumed name) was designated as an administrator of the general management.
The PCT1 operation exposed a well-organized mechanism the suspects were using to avoid capture.
They made calls using a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system to people who were spread out over different parts of Thailand.
Following the discovery of the suspects’ hiding places and the gathering of sufficient evidence, police formally requested that the Pattaya Provincial Court issue an arrest warrant for the aforementioned individuals on charges of human trafficking.
Further research revealed that numerous more people were associated with this scheme and that they owned at least three to four additional websites.
Police apprehended several people, predominantly Thai nationals, during raids at various places connected to this illegal operation, including Bangkok, Samut Prakan, and Nakhon Sawan.
Several technological items and a black Mercedes Benz worth more than two million baht were seized from the business. According to authorities, the total value of the confiscated assets was at least 40 million baht.
READ MORE https://pcscenter.sbpolice.go.th/