Burmese, Thai tricked into prostitution
CHIANG MAI - The Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) on Monday arrested two women on suspicion of human trafficking after freeing Burmese girls and a Thai woman from prostitution.
- Published: 19/11/2012 at 06:59 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Two Burmese, both 19, were promised jobs as seamstresses, but were sent to "Ms Gaew" in Chiang Mai province, authorities said
Ms Gaew then sent the young women to stay at an apartment in Bangkok with Thais identified only as Mrs Pairin and Mr Charin.
The girls were forced to work as prositutes in the Rama 9 area, to "pay back" a supposed indenture to the alleged traffickers of 50,000 baht. They were threatened with violence and kidnapping if they refused, police said.
Police arrested Mrs Pairin and Mr Charin through a sting operation, freeing another Burmese girl, 15, who also was force into prostitution. They said a man nicknamed "One" is also involved.
In a case that reached from Bangkok to Oman case, AHTD officers arrested Mild Kaongarm, 32, after a Thai woman, an alleged trafficking victim, made an international call from Oman, asking for help.
The woman, 30, said a group promised her a job as a masseuse abroad, paying up to 100,000 baht, but she was instead forced into prostitution in Oman.
Authorities said Monday that the individuals involved in both the Oman and Chiang Mai cases appeared to be from the same alleged human trafficking gang.
Police are seeking more witnesses to conduct further investigation.
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