Five top officers of the Wang Thong Lang police station were transferred to inactive posts on Saturday, a day after a raid on a massage parlour in the station’s jurisdiction.
Metropolitan Police chief Pol Lt-General Charnthep Sesawej issued an order to transfer the station’s chief, two deputies and two inspectors after the Department of Special Investigation and troops raided Victoria’s: The Secret Forever massage parlour on Rama IX road on Friday.
Most of the 100 workers found on the premises were young, illegal migrants from neighbouring countries who may have been forced to work in the sex trade, the police chief said.
The five transferred officers are Wang Thong Lang police chief Pol Colonel Thammanoon Boonruang, his two deputies, Pol Lt-Colonel Naren Krueangsanook and Pol Lt-Colonel Pichai Tooltham, and crime suppression inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Dechasawat Khankasikam and investigation inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Pratya Boonyuen.
The order said they would be moved to inactive posts at the Metropolitan Police Bureau until further notice.