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Foreign And Underage Workers Found In Massage Parlour Raid

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Massage Parlour Raid

On Thursday night police and military personnel raided a massage parlour in the Tharnthip Entertainment complex in the Huai Khwang district of Bangkok finding foreign and underage workers.

Over 50 officers from various departments and divisions descended upon Soi Pracha Uthit 19 at around 10pm and raided a four-storey building in which they found 32 women offering sexual services.

Massage Parlour Raid

Identity checks found 13 Thais, 16 Burmese and 1 Laotian working, one of those identified as Burmese was under the age of 18.

It was also found the license for the massage parlour had expired with the manageress telling investigators the owner died last year and the business was now overseen by his wife.

During the raid it’s believed a number of workers fled from the upper floors.

It was reported the investigation continues and the wife of the dead owner will be tracked down brought in for questioning.

If found guilty she faces numerous charging including human trafficking.

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Tenant Leaves Pet Crocodile In Former Home

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Tenant Leaves Pet Crocodile In Former Home

A landlord was shocked after he checked his home and found the previous tenant had left behind a pet crocodile.

Niam Ruampol, 70, visited the rental property in Samut Songkhram, central Thailand on Monday night after being told the resident had moved out.

He peered inside a newly built one-meter high concrete pool that was covered with plastic and recoiled with horror when he saw the killer reptile inside.

The frightened landlord called the animal catchers to evacuate the reptile from the property. They first threw a towel on its head to block its vision before wrestling with the beast and carrying it outside.



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Air Pollution Before And After Lockdown

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Air Pollution Before And After Lockdown

Video footage shows how clean the air is after three months of coronavirus lockdown in Bangkok.

The tropical skyline was clouded in a toxic smog made of harmful PM2.5 particles at the start of the year, caused by construction, cars and agricultural fires.

However, with many projects on hold and builders sent back home to neighbouring countries, pollution has dropped.

A blanket ban on tourists since the end of March – which is still active – has also decimated the number of cars, taxis, minivans and coaches on the road.

Astonishing footage taken this morning (June 30) in the Huai Khwang district of the capital shows the striking difference.



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Five Suffer Minor Injuries In Bus Accident

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Five injured in bus accident

Five passengers were treated for minor injuries after the bus they were travelling on ran off the highway and crashed into a ditch in Prachuap Khiri Khan province late on Monday.

The accident happened at around 11.10pm near the Bang Saphan intersection in Bang Saphan district.

Three men and two women were slightly injured. They were admitted to Bang Saphan Hospital.

The bus driver told police he left Bangkok on Monday evening with 27 passengers and two crew heading south for Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Near the Bang Saphan intersection, he said a bicycle cut in front of the bus and he swerved to avoid hitting it and rashed into the ditch which toppled the bus onto its side.

Two power poles were brought down by the bus. Damage was estimated at 200,000 baht.

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