Familiar scenes as Pattaya rounds up the ‘usual suspects’

Pattaya station chief echoes 'Casablanca' as ladyboys dragged in

Pattaya police chief Apichai Kroppetch told his men to “round up the usual suspects” yesterday ahead of a press conference about the setting up of “Happy Zones”.

His underlings went out in search of high “risk” groups who might steal from tourists and otherwise “damage the image of tourism in Pattaya”, reported Siam News.

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They soon came back to Pattaya police station with 50 ladyboys from Soi Bua Khao and Walking Street in South Pattaya.

The chief addressed the group explaining government policy regarding tourism and the Region 2 policing objectives about protecting tourists and their property.

This, said Apichai, was in preparation for the setting up of “Happy Zones” at the resort that would be “the most safe places for tourism”.

The assembled gathering, in front of a sign that proclaims “The performance of important case (sic)”, were left in little doubt that any illegal behavior would not be tolerated

While the ladyboys were at the station two tested positive after urine checks for drugs while one of the fifty was found to be a thief wanted for an earlier theft from a tourist.

“Round up the usual suspects” was an iconic line spoken by the chief of police in the 1942 film classic Casablanca.

Report shared by Siam News & Thai Visa

  • Ken Anderson

    How disgusting!!
    All those deviant men in frocks. What will the Keystone Cops do with them after rounding them up?
    Something tells me they will have a photo shoot, Have the pictures published in the media to make it look like they are actually tackling crime, let them all go, then just carry on with collecting their tea money.

    • amazingthailand

      the movie Casablanca was fiction unfortunately this show is the reality in los

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