UPDATE: Five Senior Police Including Chief Transferred After Bangla Bar Raid Uncovers Evidence of Child Sexual Exploitation

Patong –

Five Patong senior police have been transferred after an illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering six victims of child sexual exploitation who were rescued, being minors under the age of eighteen.

Our previous story:

On Wednesday (March 15th) a team from the Department of Provincial Administration raided a bar in Soi Sea Dragon on the Bangla Road.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Major General Sermphan Sirikong has issued an order on Thursday (March 16th). The order states according to the raid on the Bangla Walking Street where officials have rescued six underage female victims from an alleged prostitution service and human trafficking network.

For further transparency, a full investigation, and to prevent any damage for the government, five Patong Police as following will, therefore, be transferred to work at the Phuket Provincial Police Station.

  1. The Patong Police Chief Colonel Sujin Nilbodee
  2. Patong Police Deputy Chief Lieutenant Colonel Somphon Surin.
  3. Patong Police Deputy Chief Lieutenant Colonel Naruebodin Pangleesen
  4. Inspector of Crime Prevention and Suppression Lieutenant Colonel Wutthiwat Leangboonjinda
  5. Inspector of Investigations Lieutenant Colonel Suchart Chumpusang.

The order is in effect from Thursday (March 16th) until further notice.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.