Police conducted their second swoop in one week of prostitutes plying their trade along the beach in an effort to clean up the city’s image.
At 2:30 a.m on 31st August the boys in brown started at dolphin roundabout and made their way along the beach right up to walking street, they arrested 42 prostitutes many of which were transvestites.
30 minutes later all these prostitutes were released.
The raid was conducted as apparently there have been many complaints filed by tourists regarding homeless people and prostitutes.
At the police station the ladies and ladyboys of the night were fined that exorbitant sum of 100 baht before being set free, bearing in mind that they can earn 500 in about 5 minutes, perhaps the penalty is not to much of a hardship for them.
Will there be another swoop tonight? – let’s wait and see.