Human Trafficking Gang Arrested Attempting to Smuggle Illegal Workers Into Phuket

(The Phuket Gazette)

PHUKET – Three human-trafficking suspects were arrested yesterday trying to smuggle 19 illegal Myanmar workers into Phuket. 

The men – all Thai nationals – were apprehended at 2am near a checkpoint north of the island in Takuapa, Phang Nga province. 

The 19 illegal workers, brought from Ranong, included nine men and 10 women.

“We questioned the driver of the pick-up truck, Chem Taweewat, who told us that he stopped when he saw the checkpoint and told his two accomplices to take the workers around it on foot through the forest,” said Takuapa District Chief Manit Pianthong. Read more here

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