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  • Thailand News

    Police arrest Laos-linked drug trafficking couple, 13,000 meth pills

    Police officers arrested a couple in Ubon Ratchathani involved in a drug trafficking network from Laos, seizing over 13,000 methamphetamine pills they were transporting across provinces on a motorcycle. Police from the Border Patrol Police 227 Ubon Ratchathani, in collaboration with the Highway Police and Khong Chiam Investigation Unit, today, July 18, received a tip-off about a drug delivery by…

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    Drug trafficking in 25 Thai provinces to be eradicated in 3 months

    The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) declared its commitment to achieving Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s ambitious goal of eradicating drug trafficking in 25 of Thailand’s most affected provinces within three months. The Bangkok-born PM announced his national priority to eliminate illegal drugs during a Cabinet meeting yesterday, July 16, setting a strict three-month deadline for state agencies to address the issue.…

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    Bangkok police arrest Thai woman for trafficking underage girls

    Police apprehended a 22 year old Thai woman for trafficking underage girls for prostitution at a well-known hotel in Bangkok. A 14 year old girl was among the victims and police are providing immediate assistance. Officers from the Bang Rak Police Station, led by Thammasak Saraboon and Tharet Wongwaranurak, arrested a Thai woman named Luksana (surname withheld) at a hotel…

  • Crime News

    Thai man tortured by Chinese gang in Cambodia trafficking ordeal

    A plea for help has emerged from a Thai victim ensnared by a Chinese trafficking gang, lured to work on a stock trading website in Poipet. After attempting to escape, he was caught and tortured with electric shocks. Many Thais have been similarly deceived. A reporter was contacted for assistance by a human trafficking victim hiding from a grey Chinese…

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    Bangkok police arrest pair for major drug trafficking operation

    Police today apprehended a Bangkok couple for their involvement in drug trafficking activities, a raid conducted on the property of the pair yielded a significant amount of drugs and valuable assets. Police officers arrested 35 year old Supakit and 28 year old Sasithorn on a road in the Bang Phlat district. The arrest followed a search of their residence and…

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    PM urged to rescue Moroccans trapped by human trafficking gang

    An anti-human trafficking organisation urgently called upon Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to assist 21 Moroccan citizens trapped by a scammer gang on the Thai-Myanmar border. This plea comes after months of inaction from various agencies. A prominent anti-trafficking group, Exodus Road, revealed the Moroccan Embassy in Bangkok had reached out for help on behalf of the victims. The embassy contacted…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand needs to step up its fight against human trafficking

    Thailand remains in Tier 2 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, indicating a determined effort to combat human trafficking. The US authority remarked that although Thailand has not met the minimum standards for eradicating trafficking, the government is making significant strides. “The [Thai] government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period. These…

  • Crime News

    Woman arrested in Bangkok for fifth drug trafficking offence

    Police arrested a woman for drug trafficking at her home, marking her fifth arrest for similar offences. Officers confiscated a large quantity of methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine from her residence in Lat Krabang, Bangkok. The arrest occurred today following orders from Police Colonel Somphot Thongmoon, Superintendent of Romklao Police Station, and Police Lieutenant Colonel Kornwarat Promsawan, Acting Deputy Superintendent of…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal tiger cub trafficking operation thwarted in Bueng Kan

    The authorities in Thailand yesterday carried out a sting operation in Bueng Kan, aimed at thwarting an illegal wildlife trafficking scheme involving a tiger cub. The sellers were seeking to profit 300,000 baht (US$8,200) from the illicit sale. Police Major General Watcharin Poosit, Commander of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (NED), directed officers to apprehend a 34…

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    Noodle KO: Former Muay Thai boxer busted for drug trafficking

    The Thai authorities apprehended a former Muay Thai boxer involved in drug trafficking at a noodle shop in Din Daeng, Bangkok. The suspect, identified as 21 year old Supakrit was found with a substantial amount of crystal methamphetamine and ketamine. A police spokesperson revealed that the suspect was apprehended at a noodle shop in Din Daeng based on a tip-off…

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    Illegal delivery: Six arrested in Khlong San for drug trafficking

    Six individuals posing as delivery service riders were apprehended in Khlong San district yesterday on suspicion of drug trafficking. Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) Deputy Commissioner Thinnakorn Rangmat announced that the suspects were detained in the Wat Thong Phleng community, located in the Khlong Ton Sai subdistrict. Authorities confiscated 6.95 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, 100,000 methamphetamine pills, 78.3 grammes of heroin,…

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    Civil war in Myanmar sees increase in drug trafficking into Thailand

    In a worrying development, the trafficking of methamphetamine, commonly known as Yaba, from Myanmar into Thailand has witnessed a significant increase in recent weeks. According to Thai military sources, this surge is attributed to the pressing financial requirements of anti-junta ethnic forces in Myanmar. A coordinated effort by Thai military, police, and anti-narcotics officials yesterday resulted in the seizure of…

  • Thailand News

    Principal removed after child trafficking allegations in Khon Kaen

    The Director of the Khon Kaen Primary Educational Service Area Office 5 issued an order for a school principal to be removed from their position, following allegations of involvement in a child trafficking ring. The principal is accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 12 year old girl. Authorities from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, along with the Paweena…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima hotel workers nabbed for underage trafficking

    Two employees of a certain curtain hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima have been arrested for allegedly operating as pimps and trafficking underage girls for sexual services. The suspects, 46 year old Jansunun and 47 year old Tongta were apprehended in a sting operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) of the Royal Thai Police. The police operation, led by Police Major…

  • Crime News

    Prachuap Khiri Khan bar owner arrested for trafficking minors

    Police in Prachuap Khiri Khan province arrested a karaoke bar owner for allegedly trafficking minors for sexual exploitation. A 15 year old victim was discovered among the individuals being forced to provide sexual services during the school holiday period. The operation, led by the Crime Suppression Division’s deputy commander, was initiated following a tip-off from an international anti-trafficking organisation. The…

  • Thailand News

    Karaoke bar owner nabbed for trafficking girls in Thailand

    Authorities have arrested a karaoke bar owner for allegedly trafficking underage girls from Thailand and Laos, some under 15 years old, into sex work. Today the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) conducted a raid, led by Police Major General Sarawut Jantawong and his team, apprehending 63 year old Rombai at her establishment in Pakkad District, Bueng Kan Province. The operation was…

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    Thai woman escapes human trafficking ordeal in Cambodia

    A harrowing account of survival has emerged from a 37 year old Thai woman who fell victim to a human trafficking scheme that led her into the clutches of a call centre scam gang in Poipet, Cambodia. Pai (pseudonym)’s ordeal began when an acquaintance lured her with the promise of a job that purportedly involved contacting Thais to assist with…

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    Thai woman arrested for trafficking protected rat snakes

    In a covert operation, police apprehended a 45 year old Thai woman at her residence in Phichit, where a trove of Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes was stashed away. Seven sacks brimming with the slithery reptiles, weighing 34.26 kilogrammes, were confiscated alongside four sacks containing snake carcasses, tallying 5 kilogrammes, concealed in a freezer. Two mobile phones linked to the clandestine snake…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Air Japan flight cancellation domino effect, Japanese man accused of uranium trafficking

    Stay up to date with the latest news from Thailand, as Alex and Jay bring you the headlines shaping the nation. Exploring a range of stories making waves across the country: Air Japan flight cancellation domino effect, Japanese man accused of uranium trafficking, Kamala beach wastewater problem, American escapes jail time following Trip Advisor review, and misinterpreted Social Media Post.  …

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    Japanese mafia scandal: Allegations of nuclear weapon trafficking

    Japanese mafia Takeshi Ebisawa stands accused of attempting to peddle uranium and plutonium under the belief that they would find their way to Iran’s clandestine nuclear arsenal. Ebisawa, alongside a Thai accomplice, previously tangled with the law over charges related to arms and narcotics in April 2022. Now, facing the prospect of life behind bars if found guilty of the…

  • Thailand News

    Burmese magnate Tun Min Latt walks free from drug trafficking trial

    The Criminal Court acquitted Myanmar magnate Tun Min Latt and Senator Upakit Pacharirangkun’s son-in-law, Dean Young Gultula, of drug trafficking charges. The ruling cited insufficient evidence, leaving jaws dropping in disbelief. The charges were filed against Tun Min Latt, the Myanmar businessman, and Gultula, along with two others and the Allure Group (P&E) Co., Ltd., an electricity supply business. The…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok cops swoop to arrest notorious Sex Creator in human trafficking operation

    Amid a crackdown on child exploitation, a special operation by the Department of Administrative Services, and Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau, successfully targeted four locations in Bangkok and Pathum Thani, arresting a notorious human trafficking operation known as “Sex Creator.” The group is accused of exploiting a 16 year old girl by filming explicit content for sale on global online platforms,…

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    Thailand uncovers human trafficking operation worth over 117 million baht

    A year-long investigation into human trafficking led by Thailand’s National Police Office, under the command of Police Lieutenant General Torsak Sukwimon and Pol. Lt. Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn resulted in the arrest of a man from Bangladesh. The suspect, 46 years old Asraf, has been involved in a clandestine human trafficking network, charging each individual between 100,000 and 150,000…

  • Thailand News

    Thai court clears postal worker accused of drug trafficking

    A Thai court today dismissed a case against a postal worker accused of being involved in a drug trafficking incident. The case pertained to the seizure of a parcel containing 6,000 ecstasy pills, intercepted at the Bangkok Post Centre in Hua Lamphong, Bangkok, on October 17, 2022. The parcel was traced back to Germany. An Airport Interdiction Task Force comprising…

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    Former labour minister seeks legal advice over alleged Thailand-Finland trafficking scandal

    Former Labour Minister of Thailand Suchart Chomklin is seeking legal advice following allegations of involvement in a human trafficking and bribery scandal. The case in question pertains to the deployment of Thai workers to Finland for berry picking. Suchart vehemently denied receiving payments or engaging in any human trafficking activities related to this employment scheme. An ongoing investigation into the case…

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    DNP arrests Vietnamese trio in Bangkok, saving 1,000+ animals from illegal trafficking

    Officers from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) arrested three Vietnamese men in the Lat Phrao district of Bangkok for an illegal wildlife trafficking attempt. More than 1,000 animals were rescued. The Watchdog Thailand Foundation (WDT) reported the wildlife trafficking to the DNP, claiming that their members had observed suspicious activities at a residence in Sinthon…

  • Thailand News

    Human trafficking ring busted: Underage girls lured to sell virginity to Chinese investors for 200,000 baht

    An investigation led by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) led to the arrest of seven individuals allegedly involved in a human trafficking ring today. The accused were reportedly enticing underage girls from Mae Hong Son province to sell their virginity to Chinese investors in Bangkok for a fee of 200,000 baht (US$ 5,733). If the girls were found to be…

  • World News

    Genoa barber caught in drug trafficking sting due to influx of bald customers

    A barber in the Italian city of Genoa was apprehended by the police on suspicion of drug trafficking after noticing a high number of bald, beardless customers frequenting his shop. The police officers became aware of potential drug trafficking in the Foce district of Genoa, although they had no clear leads. An investigation was initiated with additional information gathering, aided…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket rally takes a stand against violence, abuse, and human trafficking

    Phuket was buzzing with a flurry of activity last night as over 250 people gathered for a rally, breathing life into the campaign against violence directed towards women and children and human trafficking. The campaign, bearing the theme Stop Violence with Love, took place in Queen Sirikit Park, under the watchful eye of Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuran. The Phuket…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese beggar nabbed in Bangkok, human trafficking suspected

    Police arrested a Chinese beggar outside the Major Cineplex Pinklao in Bangkok yesterday. Suspicions of human trafficking were raised as there was more than one Chinese beggar and each earned more than 10,000 baht a day. Social media influencer Guntouch “Gun” Pongpaiboonwet yesterday reported a suspicious beggar to the Bang Phlat Police Station. Gun explained that he had been contacted…