Phuket Officials Board Fishing Vessels to Check For Trafficking Victims

Officials board five fishing vessels to look for human trafficking victims. [Photo: Marine Police]

(Phuket Gazette)

PHUKET — Officials stepped off Phuket to spot-check five fishing vessels this morning as Thailand ramps up its efforts to stifle human trafficking.

“We came out to the boats to ensure that there were no trafficking victims on fishing boats in the province. We also talked with the fishermen to establish whether or not they were being treated fairly by their employers,” said Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa, who led the raid along with Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) Chief Yawapa Pibulpol.

Three of the boats checked were off Tapao Noi Island and two were near Maiton Island on Phuket’s east coast. Read more here

 

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