Thai Duo Arrested for Drugging, Robbing Elderly Foreign Men

PATTAYA — Police have arrested two Thai women who allegedly drugged and robbed a series of elderly foreign men in Pattaya.

Police say the two 40-year-old women posed as sex workers, and then laced the drinks of their “clients” with sleeping medicine. While the men slept, the women stole their money and other valuables.

The pair, two sisters named Netsai Panyakham and Manee Panyakham, were identified by three men at the police station who claimed to be victims.

According to police, the two women have stolen more than 140,000 baht in at least four incidents in Pattaya over the past two months. 

The sisters, who are originally from Mae Sot in Tak province, have been charged with theft and are being held at the station in Pattaya, police say. Police have urged any other victims to come forward. 

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