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Police raid factory, arrest man and detain 11 migrant workers

Caitlin Ashworth



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After announcing a crackdown on labour traffickers, police arrested a Chinese man who allegedly illegally operated a rubber glove factory and employed undocumented migrants.

After a spike in Covid-19 cases involving more than 1,000 migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, many who worked in the Mahachai area fishing hub, police said they would investigate migrant trafficking and make major arrests.

Before the recent outbreak, authorities tightened border patrol to prevent migrants from entering Thailand illegally and potentially spreading the virus. After the spike in cases involving a vast majority of migrant workers, authorities announced they have shifted their focus to crackdown on labour traffickers.

The Crime Suppression Division, Food and Drug Administration and Lam Lukka officers raided the factory in Pathum Thani, a province north of Bangkok. Police say 11 undocumented Cambodian men and women were packing goods when the factory was raided.

42 year old Luk Foey, who allegedly operated the factory and hired the workers, was arrested for illegally producing medical gloves. The migrant workers were detained by police. 7 million medical gloves were confiscated and will be examined to see if they are up to standards.

SOURCE: Thai Visa


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    disgusted `

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Do you really think that the police do not know what these companies are doing?
    Corruption is rife in Thailand and is at every level. If this outbreak did not happen this would not be even in the news.
    It is common practice. I wonder if the gloves will be sold on the black market like some government officials did last year?
    Not surprised at all.

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      J West

      Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:54 am

      55555…. I suggest you watch Thai soaps and get a better insight into Thai social norms. Aside from being hilarious Thai society is what it is. Once you know what’s normal, you’re not so disgusted any more… and the whole place takes on a circus-like atmosphere. I’m binging “ My name is Busaba” this week….hilarious.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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