Pattaya Police visit nightclubs to stop human trafficking.
The Pattaya police have visited nightclubs and restaurants in a fight against human trafficking. Officials search for employees under the age of 18 to stop illegal prostitution. Police Lieutenant Colonel Surachet Aneksri along with related officials from Pattaya Police City Station went to inspect Soi 6 in Pattaya, Chonburi Province. The goal is to spread awareness of human trafficking. Police randomly checked the ID cards of the employees in bars and restaurants on 6 April 2023.
Human trafficking although clearly illegal still exists in Thailand. It is not uncommon to find underage sex workers in Pattaya and tourist areas. Schools in Thailand are currently on break and during this time there may be students looking for extra income. To combat this possibility officials in Pattaya, one of Thailand’s tourist cities are warning business owners to not get involved with human trafficking. These minors might also be using fake IDs or covering their information. They are often forced to engage in prostitution by people close to them.
Other police sectors and stations in Pattaya have inspected different areas throughout the city. When employees under the age of 18 are found the business is often closed down while the owners will face prosecution. Police have previously found 2 nightclubs with employees working that are under the age of 18. Offcials are warning all business owners in Pattaya to verify all employees’ information. These businesses must also be aware of drug and gun laws. With police presence in these areas, minors and those engaging in illegal activities will realize the effect they have on society and the country.
FB Caption: Police search for employees under the age of 18.