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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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5 minutes ago, sanemax said:

"Comimg bar" to be renamed the "Going (home)" bar

i know a bar called "one for the road" does this mean having ones last drink....or ones last **CK????

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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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Prostitutes tarnishing the reputation of a family resort town? Who would believe it?What's next corrupt officials? Polluted beaches? Thieving lady boys? scam vendors? 

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Can not help but feel sorry for the owners who invested a lot of money and now lost it all overnight for doing something everyone else does , including neighbors to the left and right and opposite. 

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a few streets away the are so many bars offering the same and they are still operating as normal.but the big bosses will move to issan maybe and a new broom will come in  and get his tea money  sorted back to normal again

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This

2 minutes ago, ezzra said:

Bring Big Joke to Pattaya, he will make sure that law and order will be restored...

Sounds like the police/army in Pattaya are one big joke already.

 

A sitcom based around a Thai cop shop could be absolutely hilarious.

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anyone taking bets on it reopening in one month with a different name, i remember the cops shut a massage parlour down for the same reason a few years ago, in BKK, it soon re-opened, under another name, i expect the explanation went like this, *oh, that was (X) massage parlour, this is (Y) parlour* different, *same girls* ? yes we felt sorry for them after losing their job, so we employ them  

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5 minutes ago, BestB said:

Can not help but feel sorry for the owners who invested a lot of money and now lost it all overnight for doing something everyone else does , including neighbors to the left and right and opposite. 

It's their own fault as they were taking jobs 'reserved for Thai's '  !

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well i wont be going down soi 6 ever again, as this was the only place offering this service, and i cant even go to Walking Street. oh well i will stick to my local Gentlemans Club lol (joking)

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1 minute ago, trainman34014 said:

It's their own fault as they were taking jobs 'reserved for Thai's '  !

Owning a bar is a job ?

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16 minutes ago, kcpattaya said:

You need to start from the TOP in normal hierarchy.
Who appointed the chief of police?

The guy that got sh!tcanned was only the 'acting' police chief. Plenty layers in that cake.

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8 minutes ago, BestB said:

Can not help but feel sorry for the owners who invested a lot of money and now lost it all overnight for doing something everyone else does , including neighbors to the left and right and opposite. 

I'd say it's the employing an underage girl that sealed the deal, but to a certain extent, I agree. I guess it's a risk they take profiting from something that is still technically and laughably "illegal"

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9 minutes ago, BestB said:

Can not help but feel sorry for the owners who invested a lot of money and now lost it all overnight for doing something everyone else does , including neighbors to the left and right and opposite. 

Maybe they were the ones who dropped "Coming" to the police. I don't think you would find a lot of integrity in Soi 6!

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1 minute ago, SammyT said:

I'd say it's the employing an underage girl that sealed the deal, but to a certain extent, I agree. I guess it's a risk they take profiting from something that is still technically and laughably "illegal"

I think underage thing was mamasan job. Highly unlikely owners knew about it or were involved in daily operations and yes it’s a risk but as I said every 5 meter have a biz doing the same thing . It’s like fining 1 guy fur riding without a helmet while another 100 waiting at the lights not wearing one either

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