Trafficking charges levied after underage girls found in Soi LK Metro go-go bar

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A Pattaya staff manager was arrested on human-trafficking charges after police raided a Soi LK Metro go-go bar and found three underage girls dancing semi-nude on stage.

Chonburi Immigration Police stormed the Amethyst Club June 24, finding a cache of foreign customers snuggled with women amid loud Russian music and scantily clad dancers on stage. All the customers were ordered to leave and police checked the remaining staff.

Police raided the Amethyst Club on Soi LK Metro and found 3 underage girls dancing there.Police raided the Amethyst Club on Soi LK Metro and found 3 underage girls dancing there.

Officers discovered two of the dancers were 15 years old and another was 16. Initially considered victims of human trafficking, the trio was placed under the care of the Chonburi Children and Family Home.

Police said Tharichathaporn Tengmeesri, 40, confessed to being the “mamasan” for the female staff and was arrested and charged with human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a minor. Bar manager Nimith Chaithong, 35, also was arrested and charged with employing minors in an entertainment venue.