Chinese porn ring busted in Chiang Mai, workers on tourist visas

A group of Chinese nationals on tourist visas were busted in Chiang Mai for running an illegal porn site out of the house they had rented for three months.

The dual crimes were that they were working illegally in Thailand and breaking pornography laws. Thai law states that watching porn is legal but sales, trades and distribution of the dirty content is a crime.

Neighbors of the house in Chiang Mai reported the address to police because they thought it was illegally being used as a workplace, reported Chiang Mai City Life.

They had no idea what kind of workplace though.

When police raided the home, they found several computers with identical IP addresses to the pornography site in question.

Five Chinese nationals, Wang Bo, Xu Liangte, Lin Zhangbin, Miao Xin and Li Mingxi, were arrested.

They were making money by charging membership fees for their site, which was written in Chinese, so we can assume their clients were Chinese.

The men denied committing any crime and are awaiting trial. They’ll be charged with breaking computer crime laws about distributing porn from the country and working while on a tourist visa.

 

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