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Raids on Bangkok ‘venues’ turn up police bribe list

Authorities raiding two entertainment venues in Thailand’s capital said they found a list of police officers who allegedly took bribes to ignore license violations and illegal sex services.

“A team of 50 police and military officers targeted Khum Phra Ram and the nearby Rider Resort, which opened as an entertainment venue and restaurant, after hearing complaints the operations lacked licenses and were offering sex services,” the Bangkok Post said.

Soldiers said they found the list of police during their raid at Khum Phra Ram.

The list reportedly shows a schedule of monthly bribes due to officers from the ranks of senior sergeant major to police inspector.

“The list was typed and printed on the venue’s letterhead, as though it were a formal document,” Police Lt Gen Prawut Thawonsiri told the Bangkok Post.

Methamphetamine and  marijuana were also found during a raid Sunday morning at Khum Phra Ram massage parlour on Srinakarin Soi 49 Road in Bangkok’s Prawet district, the Post said.

The owners of the venues face multiple charges including operating without a license and offering sex services.

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Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.

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