Ugandan sex workers in Bangkok-Thailand arrested in a night police swoop

Sex workers lined up after the night swoop in Thailand

In a crackdown operation on prostitution in Pattaya, Chon Buri, yesterday night 39 women from Uganda and Madagascar were rounded up in the Bangkok city.

Netted Sex Workers being transported to police.

A combined team of Pattaya police and volunteers raided popular Walking Street nightspots in South Pattaya area, tambon Nong Prue at around 3am. The team managed to arrest 39 foreign women suspected of providing sex services to tourists.

The women were from Madagascar and Uganda, said police. They were later taken to Pattaya police station to have their profiles checked and recorded. Their passports were being examined. The raid was part of a drastic crackdown operation on prostitution in this tourist city.

Before the raid, police had closely monitored the activities of those foreign women. They alleged the women entered the country under the guise of tourists and had offered sex services to tourists at Walking street night spots.

There are very many Ugandans especially young girls in Asian countries but their relatives back home are not sure of what they are exactly doing in those countries.