Police once again showed their intent to rid Beach Road of prostitutes by rounding up yet another 59 women and ladyboys before allowing them to return to the “coconut bar” after paying small fines.
The latest sweep came around 2 a.m. Jan. 21 with uniformed officers and volunteers hauling in 45 suspected working girls and 14 transvestites to the Pattaya Police Station. All were released after fines that usually run 200 baht.
Police arrested and fined 59 women and transvestites for allegedly “working” Beach Road.
Police claim tourists continually complain about prostitutes and drug use along the beach, but, to date, the Pattaya police force has done nothing to permanently address those concerns.