Pattaya Daily News

18 September 2011 :: 09:09:39 am 58391

Lao Women In Held Hostage In Chonburi Brothel

Seventeen Laotian women were held hostage in a karaoke cum brothel in Plutaluang, Sattahip. The women were forced to work as prostitutes 12 hours per day. The Lao Embassy in Bangkok was alerted. The women have been detained. One escaped.
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Sattahip, September 17, 2011[Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Col. Choosak Panusumporn, Superintendent, Immigration Police, Chonburi province was notified to coordinate with the Lao Embassy regarding a request for help from Ms Joi age 21 Laos citizen from See Sa-ard, Muang Mat, Vientiane.

Miss Joi telephoned the Lao Embassy to help her leaving a karaoke shop called Nong Orm in Tambon Plutaluang, Sattahip where she was forced to work as a prostitute and detained for five months without pay.

Pol. Lt. Col. Prapan Prasarnsuk, Deputy Superintendent Chonburi, Pol. Lt. Col. Komvit Pattanarat, Director Human Anti-Trafficking office and Pol. Maj. Jatuporn Aroonrerkthavil (DSI), arrived with a warrant from Pattaya provincial court dated September 17 together with Mrs Piyanart Pulpipat an officer of the child and family welfare organisation and Ms Urairat Chookaew a psychologist.

The Chonburi immigration police found the Nong Orm karaoke shop on the the second floor at 37/21-22 Moo 1 Tambon Plutaluang in Sattahip, Chonburi province. A police officer disguised as a tourist walked into the karaoke shop finding Ms Pang age 28 a Laos national who offered sexual services to the the undercover police agent at a price of 1,200 THB. Ms Orawan Momta, the “Mamasan” age 48, from 88/44 Moo 2 Tambon Tathong, Pitsanulok received the cash.

The undercover agent then sent a signal to the police to arrest the suspects on charges of prostitution and allowing under age persons to work in an entertainment venue and hiring foreigners without a work permit. Altogether 17 Laos women were detained on charges of prostitution.

Upon investigation Ms. Oil aged 21, confessed that she and her six friends were promised to work in the karaoke shop on a salary of 3,600 THB per month. But when they arrived they were forced to work work as prostitutes. They had worked for the last 6- 7 months and had debts of 10,000 THB.

Ms Oil reported that in one month they were only allowed two days off otherwise they would be deducted between 500 -1,000 THB per day. Working time was from 18:00 to 06:00 every day. And they were are not allowed to leave the premises since the owner was afraid that they would escape. They were staying in a room with 5-6 people and a guard watching them all the time.

Later the police did not found Ms. Joi, and they were told that she had escaped to Laos before the police raided Nong Orm Karaoke.The police detained altogether seventeen Lao women and Ms Orawan Momta. They were all sent to Plutaluang police station, Sattahip for further investigations according to the law.

Reporter : Kong Siptis   Photo : Kong Siptis   Category : Crime News

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