Provincial Police Region 5 officers arrested a 21-year-old woman early yesterday morning for procuring eight girls aged 14-18 for prostitution at a downtown Chiang Mai City hotel.
Fanida Kitithana was arrested at 12.30am along with the eight girls. The group reportedly charged customers Bt2,000 for their services, from which Fanida allegedly took Bt500 in commission. The girls had reportedly sold their services several times before and spent the money on shopping and buying cell phones. Their customers reportedly included local politicians, businessmen and officials.
Police charged Fanida with procuring minors for prostitution. The arrests will be used to investigate their customers, who will be charged with seeking sex from minors.