Korean wanted on prostitution charges arrested in Thailand on 196 day overstay
Police in Pattaya announced the arrest of a 43 year old South Korean man on overstay yesterday.
Giheon Kim was wanted on a Red Notice issued in South Korea for running a prostitution racket.
77jowo reported that he had been involved in arranging for Thai women to go and work in the country in June of 2018.
Nong Prue chief Pol Col Chitdecha Songhong told the press that the Thai police responded to information received from the South Korean embassy in Bangkok.
It was discovered that Kim had been hiding out in locations in both Pattaya and Bangkok.
He was traced to the Four Wings Hotel in Sukhumvit Road Soi 26, Bangkok where he was eating at the Gogung restaurant when investigators arrived.
Asked to show his passport he said it was at the Center Point Condo in Pattaya Sai 3.
It showed that Kim had entered Thailand through Nong Khai and his right to stay had run out towards the end of last year and he was now on overstay of 196 days.
The Thais are preparing to deport Kim so that he will face the prostitution charges in South Korea.
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