[Stop-traffic] News/Thailand-Japan: Thai arrested on suspicion of bringing prostitute to Japan

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/Thailand-Japan: Thai arrested on suspicion of bringing prostitute to Japan
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 09:48:52 EST


Thai arrested on suspicion of bringing prostitute to Japan
Kyodo News, October 28, 2000

CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A Thai man has been arrested on suspicion of
helping a Thai woman illegally enter Japan for the purpose of prostitution,
police said Saturday.

The police said Srichan Vipa, 31, prepared a forged passport for the
19-year-old woman. On June 13, the pair arrived at Narita airport outside
Tokyo on a flight from Singapore.

Srichan allegedly told an airport immigration official that the pair
planned to travel around Japan together. However, he introduced her to a
bar in Tokyo's Sumida Ward where she was to work as a prostitute, the
police said.

Srichan told police that he has brought four or five women to Japan for a
fee of 100,000 yen per person.
Melanie Orhant
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