Alleged Russian Prostitute Arrested in Wichit, Phuket

Wichit –

An alleged Russian prostitute was arrested in Wichit on Monday (March 18th) after a sting operation, the fourth Russian woman this month arrested for alleged prostitution.

The Wichit Police told the Phuket Express that they arrested a suspect identified only as Ms. Marina, 22, a Russian national at a hotel in Wichit. The arrest came after police operated a sting operation because they had received a tip off from concerned citizens that Russian prostitutes were working illegally in Phuket.

The Russian woman was advertised on an undisclosed online platform. She agreed on a fee for her services to an undercover cop and made an appointment at an unidentified hotel where she was eventually arrested.

She was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of prostitution and advertising for prostitution, as well as working illegally. The Russian woman has a 90 Day Tourist Visa. Her visa will expire in May of this year.

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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.