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Human trafficking ‘gang’ arrested over Samut Sakhon outbreak | VIDEO

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But are they scapegoats? Nearly 2 months after the Samut Sakhon outbreak put Thailand’s previously excellent Covid 19 record to the test, a series of people are now being rounded up and arrested as the key people behind the outbreak.

A 45 year old Thai woman, known as Jay Phet, has been arrested for acquiring illegal Burmese migrants, getting them over the border… undetected, and then sending them to the Central Seafood Markets along the coast of Samut Sakhon province, just south west of Bangkok.

Now we know that upwards of 12,000 people have been tested and confirmed positive with Covid 19 in Thailand’s biggest lockdown since the start of the outbreak.

It’s been well documented in the past that the owners of these markets, some of them very large multi-national companies, have long employed many of these illegal migrants, knowingly or unknowingly understanding that they were unregistered and unrecorded.

 

 

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    Mister Stretch

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Uh, is that the story? That’s all you have? Why did you bother to print that, and record a video on top of it?

    I’ve seen more complete stories from a Journalism 101 class with their first assignments.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I doubt they came over the border undetected.
    The immigration was paid NOT to detect them. IMHO.

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      Slugger

      Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      IYHO. Must be true then.

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        Toby Andrews

        Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:37 pm

        IMHO Yes.

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    Chrssy

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Thousands come through border to work in Thailand, border personnel take bribe money. Whilst white foreign pay terrible sky high quarantine rates.

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