Officials in Pathum Thani claim they are no longer allowing prostitution in the province following a viral video showing two sex workers who claimed they had “dealt” with police.
The video clip, which was recorded on Saturday, June 13th, and then uploaded to social media, showed two women propositioning a man in his car.
The clip drew numerous critical comments, not for prostitution, but rather because both women were not wearing face masks while talking to the man.
After seeing the clip online, both women turned themselves into police and told the officials that they had only taken their face masks off to talk to the client.
Police at Thanyaburi station accepted the reason and did not charge them violating the emergency decree or the night curfew.
However, both were handed a 1,000 baht fine each for violating Section 5 of the Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act.
During questioning, the women both explained that they don’t have “deals” with the police and just said it to make customers feel more comfortable.
However, Col Wiwat Assawaiboon of Thanyaburi Police Station has said that officers will crackdown on sex workers in Pathum Thani province, announcing:
“There will be no prostitutes in this area ever again!”
You can watch the viral video clip below: