Police find underage prostitution at Pattaya go-go bar

In a sting operation, police found evidence of underage prostitution at Club 4, a go-go bar in Pattaya in eastern Thailand.

Police ordered the closure of Club 4 – in Soi Bong Koch 8 in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district – for five years. A woman was arrested under suspicion of human trafficking.

Officers from Pattaya City Police Station received concerns that the venue was offering prostitutes under the age of 18 years old to clients.

In a sting operation, police sent a foreign customer into the bar last night with 2,800 baht cash and told him to request an underage prostitute.

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When the staff confirmed they could offer him the service, the foreign spy sent a signal to the Pattaya City Police and officers from the Consumer Protection Police Division to swoop in and make arrests.

Police arrested a 49 year old woman named Jidapha [surname unknown] under suspicion of human trafficking by smuggling children under 18 years old into prostitution.

Police also arrested a 50 year old woman named Kessaran [surname unknown], who was “taking care of the venue,” under suspicion of opening an entertainment venue without permission.

Police didn’t reveal how many children were working as prostitutes at the bar or their ages.

Inside the bar, dozens of customers were being served by female employees. Police made every employee take a drug test and none of their urine tested positive for drugs.

The police said they will continue investigating the venue and arrest the “real owner” of the venue.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Pattaya Police raided another bar, “Dragon Man Bar,” on Soi Pattaya Khlong 12 to find used condoms and illegal drugs strewn all over the floor.

Police arrested 14 men and one woman in Dragon Man Bar after their urine tested positive for drugs. On top of the illegal drugs and sex party, the venue was also found to be operating without a license.

The bar was ordered to close for five years.

Pattaya News


Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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