50 prostitutes rounded up in Pattaya prostitution bust

A combined force of police and soldiers rounded up 50 prostitutes in the prostitution crackdown in Pattaya on Thursday (Sept 28).

The crackdown began in the early morning after midnight on the beach roads in Pattaya, Jomthien beach and Pattaya Walking Street.

Of the 50 prostitutes arrested, they included Thais and foreigners.

All were detained at Pattaya Tourist Police Station for questioning and detention.

The prostitution crackdown followed complaints that street prostitutes caused public nuisance as they always annoyed tourists.

Some criminals also disguised themselves as transgender prostitutes to prey on tourists.

Police Maj Gen Surachet Hakparl, acting deputy commissioner of the Tourism Police Bureau

According to Police Maj Gen Surachet Hakparl, acting deputy commissioner of the Tourism Police Bureau, the crackdown was aimed at creating confidence to tourists visiting Pattaya city that they will be safe to travel here.