At 12:30 AM this morning dozens of people were arrested in Chonburi after a tip from a concerned citizen of a large group holding an underground cam show at a luxury home in the Greater Pattaya area.
The raid was led by Col. Chiddecha Songroom, director of the Nong Prue Police Station as well as Police Colonel Yongyut Wanwan-nue and Lt. Col. Kengsart Nuanphong, along with a Transnational crime unit and the tourist police. The Pattaya News accompanied the police on the raid.
The location of the raid was at a luxury home in the Suwattana Village on Soi 12 in Banglamung, Chonburi.
A full video of the raid is below:
The raid discovered 32 people which consisted of 27 Thai Nationals, 4 Chinese and one Pakistani man. The majority were transgender individuals.
They were allegedly performing shows over the internet for members of online applications and websites involving cabaret, gambling, interviews and entertainment. An example of the shows being performed was provided to The Pattaya News by Nongprue police and is below.
All 32 have been arrested and detained under the Emergency Decree currently in effect in Thailand to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Temperature checks were performed at the scene of the raid and further medical checks will also take place.
They face up to 2 years in jail and/or a 100,000 baht fine for violating the emergency decree which includes curfew and mass gathering violations.