72 Human Trafficking Suspects Indicted in Thailand

by Admin on September 21, 2015

72 people have been indicted in Bangkok, suspected of being involved in human trafficking. The move comes days before the U.S. releases its latest assessment of the Kingdom’s anti-trafficking efforts, reports Phuket Gazette.

May saw a large-scale investigation into human trafficking, following 26 bodies being found in graves in the jungle near the Thailand-Malaysia border.

The investigation, which has been described as the “biggest into human trafficking” in Thailand’s history, sparked a migrant crisis, as traffickers abandoning boats full of illegal immigrants out at sea, rather than risking bringing them into Thailand.

Thai business lawyers Chaninat and Leeds are experts in helping companies establish themselves in Thailand, including those with foreign partners.

Police have arrested 72 so far, and issued arrest warrants for 45 more.

Spokesman for the attorney general’s office, Wanchai Roujanavong, said:

“For those people who are still on the run overseas, we will work with national police to send them back, according to existing extradition treaties.”

In recent weeks, two U.S. retail giants – Nestle Purina and Costco have been accused of profiting from Thailand’s illegal immigrants, with slave labor fishing boats allegedly providing shrimp and fish to U.S. consumers.

See the full story here.

Go here for information regarding Thailand’s Anti-Human Trafficking Act.

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