The Jan. 21 raid came after trafficking division officers received complaints that young women were being pressed into solicitation outside a shophouse on Soi Daeng Dum and Thepprasit Soi 12. Sixteen women were apprehended while allegedly soliciting customers outside the building. Each were brought to Banglamung Police Station, fined 500 baht each and released.
Human-trafficking police round up alleged sex workers along Thepprasit Soi 12.
Raids of three other Thepprasit-area shophouses netted eight more women and the arrest of the owners of the Ruk Jung, KK and Ruu-Jai stores. The women again were released after paying a fine and the owners were charged with trafficking women for prostitution.