Chonburi police raided eight Pattaya-area storefronts, seizing tens of millions of baht in penis-enlargement gels, sexual-performance pills and other suspected illegal products.
Police from Chonburi, Pattaya and Nongprue stations swooped in on locations on Soi Mabyailia 31, Soi Paniadchang and Soi Prapanimit 16 July 13, detaining more than 200 owners and employers for questioning and seizing hundreds of boxes of suspected contraband.
All the products were to be inspected to determine if they are illegal to sell in Thailand, have been imported illegally or are deemed unsafe to use.
Authorities said all the companies raided were selling the sex meds online through various websites or locally without authorization.
Napat Vasilenko, the owner of the Soi Mabyailia 31 location masquerading as a language school, said she and her Russian husband take and ship orders for Titan Gel penis-enlargement medication and other products obtained from a Russian company and marketed on a website it built for them.
Police took about 2,000 boxes of the Titan Gel and other documents and computer records.
The two locations in Rattanakorn Village 25 in central Pattaya included a storefront operating as a visa business. The two women running the shop admitted visas were not the only things they sold.
Five more commercial buildings in East Pattaya also were raided and up to 40 employees questioned, but not charged, in each location. In each case, staffers said they collected a flat salary to process and ship orders placed for sex drugs, skin-care and other products online.
About 50 million baht in goods were seized from the five locations, which reportedly did as much as 100 million baht a month in online revenue.