Police bust Bangkok karaoke bar for running prostitution ring

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Police raided a well-known karaoke and traditional massage parlour in Bangkok today, uncovering an illicit prostitution ring involving Thai and Laotian women. The establishment had over ten rooms converted for illegal activities, and the owner confessed to the charges.

Officers from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD), today, July 1, led by Saruti Kwangsopa, instructed officers from the Nong Chok Police Station to mobilise a team of officers to conduct a raid on a karaoke bar in the Nong Chok district of Bangkok.

The raid followed intelligence that the establishment, purportedly a traditional massage parlour, was secretly operating a prostitution ring.

Inside the premises, police found six women, three Thai and three Laotian, who were drinking with customers. The second and third floors had been modified into over ten small rooms, each furnished with mattresses on the floor, ostensibly for massage services but used for prostitution.

Additionally, officers discovered condoms and lubricants, further evidencing the illegal activities. Before the raid, undercover agents had already arranged to purchase services, leading to the immediate arrest of the owner of the establishment, 52 year old Rasamee, who confessed to running the illegal prostitution business.

Rasamee was charged with operating a business that facilitated prostitution, managing or overseeing such an establishment, and employing foreign nationals without proper work permits.

The six women involved were not coerced into prostitution, so they were charged with congregating in a place of prostitution and were handed over to the ATPD for further legal action, reported KhaoSod.

Rasamee now faces severe legal consequences for her actions as police are committed to cracking down on such illegal establishments that exploit women and violate the law.

In similar news, Royal Thai Police in Chon Buri apprehended 17 Lao women and two Thai employers during raids on karaoke bars and restaurants in Laem Chabang early today.

Over 20 immigration officers targeted several entertainment venues in Si Racha’s tourist district around 1am, prompted by reports of illegal migrant workers.

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