Pattaya, Chonburi –
Three Chinese and Hong Kong suspects were wanted by the Pattaya police for reportedly tricking a Kyrgyzstani woman to become a prostitute, causing the victim to commit suicide on Friday.
Following the police investigation, the suspects were two Chinese woman and a Hong Kong man. The male suspect was reportedly responsible for picking up the victim at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport on July 16th before taking her to work at a call center business in Lao PDR but she could not do so for unknown reasons.
Therefore, she was reportedly forced into prostitution by the group by taking blackmail photos and threatening her that if she could not work in adult entertainment, the pictures would be sent to her family and relatives.
On July 27th, the Chinese suspects reportedly sent the Kyrgyzstani woman to stay with other Chinese in Thailand and the Chonburi area. She was allegedly working there for two months before eventually managing to escape on September 11th and seeking help from her German friend. However, overwhelmed with desperation to the situation she decided to commit suicide on Friday the 16th.
Pattaya officials then began an expansive investigation which led to the identification of the prime suspects and their location in Banglamung. A Chinese national, 45, was found in a Pattaya area house who claimed to be the house owner and the husband of one of the suspects. He was taken to the police station for further interrogation. His name was withheld as he was not a primary suspect as of press time.
As of Saturday, arrest warrants were issued against several Chinese and Hong Kong suspects, namely Nin Wai Siu, 48, from Hong Kong; Song Qianli, 32, from China; and Rou li, 27, from China.
The first suspect, Rou li, was captured on the same day at a condominium in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok along with a number of properties in dispute, including a passport, cash, credit cards, and seven mobile phones. She was taken to the Pattaya police station for further legal proceedings while the hunt for the two remaining suspects is undergoing.
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