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VIDEO: Ugandan Sex Workers Arrested in a Thailand night Raid

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VIRAL PRESS - NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO (07771706292) Police in sex capital of the world Pattaya today (Friday) continued their crackdown on hookers by catching 40 prostitutes who travelled their from AFRICA - in a mad gold rush to cash in on the sin city’s sex trade. Officers patrolled the notorious Walking Street - where hundreds of scantily clad girls tout their services all hours of the day and night - and said they observed dozens of women from Uganda and Madasgcar vying for custom from tourists. They were rounded up in police vans and marched to the local station to have their details taken as police renewed efforts to change the sleazy resort into a family-friendly area. Several brothels and nightclubs have been raided and officers are now targeting International sex workers who arrive to work illegally from Africa. The notorius city has been likened to the Wild West - with prostitutes from around the world flocking there similar to the frontier Gold Rush in the 19th century. But the notorious tourist hotspot has caused controversy in recent weeks after a series of lurid stories exposing the ‘’modern day Sodom and Gomorrah’’. The Thai PM has personally ordered a crackdown and government chiefs have been scrambling to change the image. Police chief Netithorn Ratanasuchanan, who led the latest raid in the early hours of this morning, said they were specifically looking for ''women of colour'' and found that most of the women the captured were from Madagascar and Uganda. He said the women were all taken down to the police station for questioning and all of their passport details and other personal documents were noted as evidence. All of the women strongly denied any claims of prostitution but police said that after observing their behavior beforehand, they were confident that they were in fact selling themselves for money. Several of the women taken in also had fake documents that did not match up to their stories. A police s

Police in Pattaya area, tambon Nong Prue in Thailand have netted 40 sex workers from Uganda and Madagascar in a night swoop at popular night spots including Walking Street, notorious for its prostitution.

Click here to watch video captured during the arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYi3QwES_F8

Suspected sex workers bundled into a police truck. PHOTOS/COURTESY

Cornered, the sex workers were bundled onto police vans and driven to the local station to record statements, and passport details used to obtain information about them.

Pattaya is notorious for its prostitution with recent reports alluding to booming homosexual prostitution with some branding the town the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. According to local authorities, Pattaya is also believed to be home to some 27,000 sex workers, mainly Thai women and transsexuals. However, growing numbers of African women arrive with tourist visas to work as prostitutes.

Large numbers of escorts from Russia and Eastern Europe also work in the country’s strip clubs and logo bars while small numbers of western women form countries including Britain, Australia and the US combine holidays with sex work advertising themselves online.

Netted sex workers from Uganda and Madasgcar wait outside the police station to have their papers checked.

Police chief Netithorn Ratanasuchanan, who commanded the 3am operation, told local media that the swoop was targeting “women of colour” and confirmed that most of those nabbed hailed from Madagascar and Uganda.

According to Ratanasuchanan, the suspects denied engaging in acts of prostitution but police’s observations indicated otherwise.

He also said that some of the women had fake documents, alluding to the fact that they might have been trafficked or entered the country illegally.

Additional Reporting: Agencies

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