IMMIDIATELY transferred to the National Police headquarters in Bangkok today (Sept. 18) was the superintendent of Pattaya City police station after two cases of human trafficking and prostitution emerged at the seaside city with one leading to a Kyrgyz woman falling from the seventh floor of a hotel, Matichon newspaper.
Pol. Col. Kulachat Kulchai, the head of Pattaya City police station, was replaced by the station’s deputy chief Pol. Col. Mekawit Praditphon from today till the end of the month.
The first case involved rescue of some Thai girls under the age of 18, who had been forced into prostitution at Tree Town market, by a team from the Department of Provincial Administration, along with Bang Lamung District Administration and Social Development and Human Security officials, during Sept. 10-11.
A fact-finding committee was also set up today to investigate the second case where the Kyrgyz woman, Ms. Anara Seitaleva, 30, plunged to her death from a Pattaya hotel on Friday, Sept. 16. She had on Sept. 13, three days before her death, told police that she was being chased by a Chinese gang after escaping from forced prostitution in Pattaya and Bangkok.
One of three Chinese suspects in this case, a man and two women, was arrested yesterday.
Pol. Col. Kulachat Kulchai. Photo: Matichon
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