Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/Thailand-Japan: Thai arrested on suspicion of bringing prostitute to Japan
From: Melanie Orhant (firstname.lastname@example.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
Srichan told police that he has brought four or five women to Japan for a
fee of 100,000 yen per person.
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