Police ‘clean up’ Pattaya Beach, at least for a few minutes

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Police put on a show of “cleaning up” Pattaya Beach by launching one of their periodic and ineffective, prostitution sweeps.

About 20 female and transgender streetwalkers were picked up, including a group of African women, during a police sweep of Beach Road.
About 20 female and transgender streetwalkers were picked up, including a group of African women, during a police sweep of Beach Road.

About 20 female and transgender streetwalkers were picked up – including a group of African women – around 1 a.m. Feb. 24. The Thais were freed to return to work after paying a fine.

The showy operation for the press came after a scandalous U.K. tabloid-newspaper story that claimed Pattaya was the “sex capital of the world”.

For a few moments, at least, police could say the beach was free of prostitution.

The foreign women were turned over to immigration authorities for investigation and possible deportation.