Chonburi police arrest 7 Ugandans on prostitution charges

Friday, 17 February 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 7 By  Boonlua Chatree

Chonburi provincial police arrested seven Ugandan women accused of working as prostitutes in Pattaya.

The seven suspects in their 20s were taken into custody on Beach Road near Soi Pattayaland 2 Feb. 7 after complaints about the Africans propositioning passersby in the evening and early morning hours.

Six of the seven Ugandan women police accused of working as prostitutes in Pattaya. Six of the seven Ugandan women police accused of working as prostitutes in Pattaya.

Police said the women confessed to working as prostitutes for 20-year-old Sifas Nanono, also of Uganda. However, officers said, all the suspects denied they were victims of human trafficking and had come to Thailand voluntarily on tourist visas.

Each were fined 1,000 baht before being turned over to immigration officials for deportation.

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