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2 women arrested for human trafficking

Jack Burton

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Police have arrested 2 Thai women for luring Thai girls into prostitution in Dubai. The girls were told they’d work as masseuses, but instead were forced into prostitution. Immigration police reported the arrest of 28 year old “Rissraporn” and 25 year old “Aranya” on charges of human trafficking.

The suspects would “sell” girls to buyers in Dubai. The girls were abused, held against their wills, harmed and threatened. The victims believed that they were travelling to work as masseuses specialising in traditional Thai massage, but heir dreams were destroyed as soon as they arrived in the UAE, when they were forced into prostitution and sold in brothels. They were threatened and treated as slaves. They couldn’t flee as their passports were confiscated.

One victim escaped to the Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dabhi. She met with a member of the Alliance Anti-Trafic NGO and immigration police. An investigation was opened and arrest warrants were issued. Officials discovered the location of both suspects, leading to their arrest. According to a spokesperson:

“It is disappointing that these women are destroying other Thai girls by taking advantage of their hopes to go to work abroad for better pay. Hopefully, the investigation will help officials arrest more of those involved in the case.”

SOURCE: Thai Residents

 

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    Harold Waldack

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Is it necessary to mention, the two arrested are not farang

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    They were caught and immediately claimed they were traffied
    It happens all over the world.
    No one will even investigate if they were in the same trade in their own counties and were too old and fat to make any money.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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