Connect with us

Phuket

Thalang officials hunt for human-trafficking victims

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Phuket officials checked several Thalang construction sites yesterday for signs of illegal workers who could possibly be connected to human trafficking.

“The Phuket human-trafficking prevention and suppression committee had a meeting last month to create a plan for cracking down on human trafficking,” said Kriangkrai Apabootsayapan, chief of the Phuket Provincial Labor Protection and Welfare Office.

“We will be checking every group that we believe is susceptible to human trafficking on Phuket, such as laborers, prostitution, beggars and so on.”

The team, comprising immigration officers, local officials and Civil Defense Volunteers, verified the work permits and social security cards of the workers.

Although the inspection revealed that the all workers were legal, Mr Kriangkrai, who headed the team, confirmed that they would continue with random checks until Phuket was clear of human trafficking.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime5 mins ago

Tuhao’s Chinese gang buys 50 homes in Bangkok luxury village with cash

Road deaths9 mins ago

Bus flipped in Tak injuring 44 Burmese workers, killing 3

Thailand20 mins ago

3 men were arrested for stealing Thai Internet connection & World Cup betting in Cambodia

Sponsored2 hours ago

Krungthong Plaza offers endless choices of well-selected plus-size fashion products

Pattaya25 mins ago

Intoxicated Pattaya woman left uninjured after overturning car

Crime1 hour ago

Woman who allegedly scammed victims for over 30 million baht arrested in Pattaya

Bangkok1 hour ago

Bangkok BTS Skytrain fares to increase next year

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand1 hour ago

Police put brakes on car rental thief in Bangkok

World2 hours ago

New drug marks major milestone in slowing Alzhemier’s

World Cup2 hours ago

400 to 500 migrant workers in Qatar died due to World Cup, not 6,500

Visa3 hours ago

Thailand advises Indians to obtain visa prior to travelling to avoid long queues

Thailand3 hours ago

Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidently causes damage to her car

Politics3 hours ago

Iran promises Thailand it won’t attack Israeli tourists

Crime4 hours ago

Korean woman arrested for 5 million baht theft, 6-year overstay

Tourism4 hours ago

Japan is the No.1 tourist destination among Thais

Cambodia4 hours ago

10,000 Angkor Wat residents facing mass eviction

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending