Australian men were reportedly among 25 people detained by police after they stormed an illegal swingers' party in a notorious Thai sex district on the weekend.
Eleven men and 14 women of various nationalities were rounded up by police after they launched a raid on Ban Tulip Hotel in South Pattaya shortly before 11.30pm on Saturday.
Police told the Bangkok Post that attendees registered their interest on a Facebook group and paid $62 (1500 Thai Baht) to take party in the sex party.
Footage from local media showed semi-naked participants attempting to conceal their identity as they were escorted to another room by police.
Banglamung District Police Chief Naris Niwapantawong said they were tipped off about organised swingers parties taking place at the Tulip Hotel, prompting a heavy-duty response that military soldiers called in, Daily Mail reports.
“We received a complaint about the Tulip Hotel. We were told they organised sex parties at the weekends,” he told local media.
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“My staff coordinated with police, immigration and the military to strike quickly and accurately. We carried out the operation while they were having sex and we shut them down.
"The men were found to be from many countries including Australia, America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia."
Those caught at the swingers' party were detained pending further legal action, the Bangkok Post reports.
The hotel's owner, Sheng Liao Yang, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Hotel Act and illegally facilitating sexual activities, the Bangkok Post reports.
Commonly referred to as “The World’s Sex Capital” and “Sin City” more than one million tourists visit Pattaya every year.
In 2015 it was estimated Thailand’s prostitution industry brought in more than $7 billion in revenue.