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Thai police arrest 3 people for allegedly tricking women into prostitution work overseas

Caitlin Ashworth



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Police arrested 3 people for allegedly recruiting Thai women to work overseas in the United Arab Emirates where they were forced into prostitution. The suspects allegedly told the women that they would work as masseuses, promising of good pay and assuring them that the work did not involve sex, according to the Department of Special Investigations deputy director general Supat Thamthanarug.

The women signed an agreement before travelling to the UAE, promising to pay back their travel expenses. Once they arrived, they went straight to a massage parlour in Dubai and their passports taken away. Some were taken to a brothel in Abu Dhabi, Supat says.

The suspects, whose names were withheld, were charged with colluding to violate anti-human trafficking regulations as well as detaining or depriving others of their freedom. Police say a suspect was arrested in Chon Buri and the other 2 were arrested in Ubon Ratchathani.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    “Tricked”. 555

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Of course they were “tricked”.

      After all, a completely unqualified “masseuse” can easily earn 100,000 to 200,000 baht a month for rubbing someone’s shoulders with no sex involved …

      … can’t they? 🙂

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        Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:18 pm

        Maybe. 554

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    Tofu Muncher

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Actually 100k-200k a month is quite normal for a proper masseuse job outside of Thailand. Qualifications dont really matter that much as long as the basics are practiced. Its not exactly a secret how men in the UAE treat foreign women. Im glad some people have been arrested for this, so many others though are getting away with it, ruining innocent lives.

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      The operative word being “proper”.

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:14 am

    If the women new they were going for sex they would have not complained so it seems they were tricked not all Thai girls are prostitutes but some do think they are which does upset me in many conversations with stupid idiots in my country who have never visited thailand

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    Tofu Muncher

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Have you never been to a Thai massage spa in the UK Issan John?

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:42 am

    It’s their get out of jail free card.
    They grab the women and they scream I was “forced into prostitution. I thought I was going to earn a $1000 a week arranging flowers!”
    The pimps accept it as an occupational hazard.
    Of course I could be TOTALLY wrong.

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:56 am

    scum hope they do big prison time

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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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