CityNews – Chiang Mai police and officials from the National Operation Centre on Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking raided Wimon karaoke bar on Kampaengdin road, Changklan last night at 1am following reports of prostitution.
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The raid followed a tip-off that the karaoke bar allegedly provided sexual services for both Thai and foreign patrons.
A spy was sent to the bar to gather evidence. The owner of the bar, 57-year-old Panatchakorn Wangrak, soon introduced her prostitutes and offered sexual services starting at 1,500 baht.
Officials then raided the karaoke bar arresting the owner, one Burmese prostitute and three Thai prostitutes aged 26, 28, 51, 40.
Officials told CityNews that they believe that there are other karaoke bars that may offer sexual services in Chiang Mai.