Thai ATPD Busts Prostitution Ring: 15 Illegal Male Myanmar Workers Arrested in Bangkok Massage Shop Raid


On March 30th, 2024, the Thai Anti Trafficking In Persons Division (ATPD) captured 15 illegal male Myanmar workers and a Thai massage owner at the Lat Phrao shopping center in Wang Thonglang, Bangkok.

According to an ATPD report, an anonymous source reported that a massage shop secretly provided prostitution for customers. The ATPD launched an inspection and found the massage owner who was publicly identified only as Mr. Sanit and 15 male Myanmar nationals.

Upon ATPD investigation, the male Myanmar workers allegedly provided massage services and secret prostitution services to male customers. They would reportedly rotate their locations to other massage shops in Bangkok depending on the demand and to avoid police arrest.

Initially, the 15 Myanmar workers were found to have stayed in Thailand without valid legal permission before being escorted to Police Department Division 1 for further legal processing. The massage shop owner was facing charges of illegal hiring of immigrant workers without valid permission.

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

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.