Thailand police are on the lookout for illegal sex toys and sex pills all over the country. Yesterday, just as the government’s FDA issued a warning about sex pills being illegally sold online, police in Pattaya started busting street stalls that sell such products.
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The raid was carried out yesterday at 6 pm on stores along South Pattaya road, following a “tip” they received about vendors illegally selling the contraband to tourists. The tip is questionable, however, as it is an open secret in the said area that the stalls raided have always sold toys or what scientists have referred to as “dick pills.”
The authorities have shut down two stores and arrested owners Pratya Pornhamaprasit 35, and Jiragareut Taychawanit, 47 for questioning.
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Under current Thai laws, particularly Criminal Code Section 287, trade or distribution of “obscene materials or things” is punishable with up to three years jail time.
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Even the local media say that some things supposedly illegal are still being sold openly in Thailand. They reported that through their own experiments, they saw that sex toys are still glaringly sold in Bangkok red-light districts as Nana, Silom, and Patpong. This attribute from weak law enforcement and corruption as some law enforcement officers benefit hugely from condoning illegal activities.