(The Phuket News)
PHUKET – As part of a nationwide drive to clamp down on human trafficking, Phuket police last night (February 2) carried out raids on two massage parlours in the Phoolpon area of Phuket Town.
The raids, aimed specifically at discovering underage sex workers or women forced into prostitution, drew a blank, however.
A team of more than 100 police, tourist police and volunteers gathered at Phuket City police station at 9pm to to be briefed before the raids. Then, led by Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Patchara Boonyasit and Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, they gathered outside the first target of the night's activities
During the raid of the first massage parlour, where about 15 women who clearly didn̕t want to be identified were working, police checked the owner's business licence and all the women's ID cards.
Everything was found to be in order, with none of the women being under 18 or complaining of being forced to work.
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