Police raided Walking Street’s Ginza go-go bars, arresting their managers on charges of employing underage girls.
Banglamung Stability Department Assistant Director Prapan Pratumchompoo and 40 officers and hit the Ginza 1 and Ginza 2 bars June 14 after being tipped off to under-18 workers employed there. Four were found and 14 staffers also tested positive for drug use.
In addition, neither of the Ginza bars had entertainment licenses.
Police found 4 underage girls during a raid of Walking Street’s Ginza go-go bars.
Ginza 1 Manager Karn Ar-bhakittiwong, 39, and Ginza 2 Manager Pimp-anong Bancheun, 39, were taken into custody.
Prapan said he has recommended that Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai close both establishments.
“All entertainment businesses are prohibited from employing workers under age 18 to work in any position, otherwise they will be arrested for employing underage workers,” he said. “If the businesses are found to be within the scope of prostitution, the owners will be prosecuted for human trafficking with heavy punishment.”