“Big Joke” visits the Mae Sot border area, seeing with the eyes of illegal workers smuggling into the country

Thairath Online

6 Dec 2021 20:11

Pol Lt. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, assistant police chief, visited the Mae Sot border area. Extending the effects of human trafficking groups from the source of Mae Sot to the southern destination Expedite the issuance of arrest warrants for the whole process The latest to arrest illegal workers in front of the eyes

At 3:30 p.m. on December 6, 2021, Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, chairman of the Working Group on Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Persons with an investigation team from the Royal Thai Police has traveled to the border area of ​​Mae Sot District, Tak Province, ready to bring victims of human trafficking groups to point smuggling across the Thai-Myanmar border Police officers at Mae Sot Police Station, soldiers from the 14th Infantry Regiment Task Force and the Border Patrol Police at 346 Mae Sot joined the area to investigate and expand the results.

As soon as Pol Lt Gen Surachet Hakpan, Assistant Commissioner of Police or Big Joke, arrived at the border of Mae Sot District, Has rushed to lead victims of human trafficking to point where human trafficking brokers have helped and smuggled across the border from Myawaddy province. Myanmar Crossing to Mae Sot District, Tak Province, this time, victims were brought to point the crossing at 4 natural channels, namely 1. Doi Chai Ban Tha Kham 2. Tha Phutsa Tha Kham 3. Tha Kham 70 Rai and 4. Near Kham Tha Kham. The 2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, which all four points are natural crossings next to the Moei River. and located in the precarious area of ​​Mae Sot District, Tak Province

While the officers were investigating at the Ban Don Chai natural crossing point, it appeared that Pol Lt. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the police, received an urgent report that a group of aliens was about to be smuggled. cross the border Therefore, the police and military forces must be rushed in to investigate. and able to intercept 4 Myanmar illegal foreign workers at the banks of the Moei River near the Thai-Myanmar border All the workers had their luggage ready to travel long distances. The four workers arrested recently had to pay a commission of 4,000 baht each to help them cross the Moei River. The recruiters of the human trafficking group swam across the Moei River and fled across the border, freeing the four migrant workers to be arrested and prosecuted.

Pol Lt. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, assistant police chief, said today that the anti-human trafficking team has arrested 19 suspects and 24 arrest warrants have been issued, with the effect being extended according to brokers. many more groups All of the movements arrested today have been arrested in several southern border provinces of Thailand. And from the investigation, it was revealed that most of the illegal labor origins were from the border of Mae Sot District, Tak Province, where the labor group had to pay a commission of not less than one hundred thousand baht per person. in exchange for helping bring from the Mae Sot border to send to the destination in the south of Thailand to be forwarded to Malaysia

But shockingly, the investigation revealed that many workers were deceived by human trafficking groups to work. But most of them do not have jobs for workers to do. And many of the workers were unable to pay brokerages in full until several women were sold to sex workers and others to fisheries. which had to work hard like a slave which now the work uniforms know the group of brokers, both Thai and foreigners Currently, the process of collecting evidence is in the process of accelerating the arrest and prosecution of the law.

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