UPDATE: Arrest Warrants Issued for Swiss Man and Two Thai Women Allegedly Involved in Patong Bar Raid That Uncovered Child Sexual Exploitation

Patong, Phuket –

Arrest warrants have been issued for a Swiss man and two Thai women who are allegedly involved in a bar raid in Patong that uncovered child sexual exploitation.

Our previous stories:

An illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering underage prostitutes with six victims rescued. Two suspects were arrested who claim the real bar owner is a foreigner.

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.

A foreign owner has fled to a nearby country after a bar on Bangla Road was raided where minors who were victims of child sexual exploitation were uncovered.

Now for the update:

The Region 8 Police commander Lieutenant General Surapong Thanomjit told the Phuket Express that on Monday (March 20th) the Phuket Provincial Court has issued arrest warrants for two Thai women and a Swiss man. The Swiss man, however, has fled from Thailand.

Other foreigners who are allegedly involved in this case are people who like to use this kind of service and who relevant police agencies are still tracking down.

The names of those wanted were not released by the Thai police but they stated to the Thai media that they were working on locating all three suspects and cooperating with the country where they believed the Swiss man had fled, hoping to capture and extradite the man for legal proceedings.


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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.