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Police chief transferred for allowing prostitution in Pattaya, foreign bar owners deported and blacklisted


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Police chief transferred for allowing prostitution in Pattaya, foreign bar owners deported and blacklisted

 

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The chief of the Pattaya police and four of his high ranking deputies have all been transferred after a raid on Coming Bar in Soi 6, Pattaya, uncovered sex for sale and an underage sex worker. 

 

The foreign owners are all being deported and blacklisted. 

 

And the Bang Lamung district chief has ordered the bar shut for five years for damaging the image of tourism in Pattaya and Thailand.

 

Channel 7 reported yesterday that the Chonburi police chief Pol Maj-Gen Nanthachart Suphamongkhon had axed the acting head of the Pattaya police Pol Col Pongphan Wongmaneethet and four of his deputies. 

 

The media did not say what was their immediate fate but they said that the transfer was for allowing prostitution to go on in Pattaya. 

 

Pol Col Pongphan was one of the principals in charge during a recent exercise in Walking Street that was ridiculed after all manner of officials failed to find any evidence of prostitution or drug taking in Thailand's most recognizable red light district.

 

He was also the officer pictured smiling from ear to ear when taking part in the presentation of a check for 5,000 baht to the family of a Russian tourist killed in a recent accident in Pattaya. 

 

This exercise was slammed by Thais and expatriates alike as disgraceful and disgusting.

 

Channel 7 said that the foreign owners of Coming Bar in Soi 6 would all be deported and blacklisted from entering Thailand. 

 

In earlier reports about the raid in which a 17 year old sex worker was found it was stated that the owners were a consortium of Taiwanese, Chinese and Thai nationals.

 

Bang Lamung district chief Amnat Charoensri said that he had ordered the bar shut for five years and that the case had damaged the image of a tourist town (Pattaya) and the image of the country.

 

This was because prostitution - and underage prostitution - was found at the bar. 

 

Source: Channel 7

 

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Where to even begin with this. Probably the most pathetic part is that trusty "damaged Pattaya and Thailand's reputation" line.

 

Unless they're shutting down the 1000 plus other bars and gogos in Pattaya I am not buying whatever reasoning they give.

 

What a complete $#it show as usual 🙄

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There's never a dull moment here is there? Still, the cops shouldn't have been so dumb as to parade through Walking street and say there was no evidence of prostitution, when everyone knows it is going on everywhere. Closing a bar for 5 years for " damaging the image of tourism in Pattaya and Thailand ", is a laugh too. Rest of the soi and most of town are doing exactly the same. Problem is of course, if they did really stamp it out, there would be even less people in town and Soi 6 would be renamed Soi Ghost Town.

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Pretty Pathetic considering the reputation of soi 6.

 

Probably the fact that foreigners were involved motivated the bust.  Assume the other similar establishments will be keeping the brown envelopes better padded in future.

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10 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

The foreign owners are all being deported and blacklisted. 

will they face charges of underage sex trafficking back home?

 

you do if you are from the USA. In the slammer you go.

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A very liberal thought, but why not legalize prostitution in certain soil like they do in certain European cities. The government would get some income , more safe for the “escorts”, & gets rid of the scumbags.

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16 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

the transfer was for allowing prostitution to go on in Pattaya

I think the real reason was this: 

 

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cops shouldn't have been so dumb as to parade through Walking street and say there was no evidence of prostitution

AKA loss of face.

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