UPDATE: More Than 22 Million Baht Seized in Relation to Patong Child Sexual Exploitation Case

Patong –

More than 22-million-baht in property was seized from suspects in relation to a major Patong child sexual exploitation case.

Our previous story:

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.

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.

Three foreign customers have been arrested while three other foreign customers have escaped in a child sexual exploitation case in Patong.

Now for the update:

‘Big Joke’, the Assistant Commissioner of Police Surachate Hakparn, told The Phuket Express that relevant officials seized property and money from suspects according to the Anti-money Laundering Act in ten provinces which are in Phuket, Chonburi, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Prachinburi, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, and Ratchaburi.

Seized from them were 52 bank accounts which generated 100 million baht, two townhouses worth 7,000,000 baht, rooms in condominiums worth 5,000,000, four plots of land worth 10,000,0000 baht, four cars and motorbikes worth 500,000 baht and more.

In total, the assets seized are worth 22 million baht and will be used as part of a further investigation and evidence, according to Big Joke.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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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.