District chief on the move again armed with stickers - but was that a machine gun?
Image: Siamchon News
Bang Lamung district chief went to Walking Street in South Pattaya to check up on drugs, human trafficking and weapons in the area's Go-Go bars.
While the main aim of the exercise seemed to be to put warning stickers outside each entertainment venue Thaivisa were left wondering if one of the 20 strong raiding party of police and interior ministry officials had a machine gun.
Naris Niramaiwong has been busting illegal aspects of the sex trade and gambling in the resort for much of this year, with mixed success.
On Wednesday he turned his attention to Walking Street where ten bars were inspected.
Thai female workers' ID was checked and urine tests were done.
A total of seven people were found not to have their ID with them but no drugs were found.
This was a carbon copy of the number of places raided, and the results achieved in Sri Racha karaoke lounges last week.
Stickers were stuck out front of the Walking Street bars; they say that the establishment is a weapons and drugs free zone and call for an end to human trafficking.
People can be fined up to 1.2 million baht and jailed for up to 12 years for human trafficking.
The expression has become the buzzword of the last year or so after US authorities urged the Thais to crackdown on the trade.
Naris said it had been a successful evening.
"We are doing this to rid Thailand of human trafficking," he said. "Everything was fine tonight but the checks will go on continually according to the Ministry of the Interior and Department of Local Administration policy".
The Siamchon report made no reference to what was hanging around the neck of one member of the raiding party.
Source: Siamchon News
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