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Child beggar racket busted

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Police on Saturday arrested a Cambodian man for allegedly running a child beggar racket and rescued two young boys who were forced to beg on Bangkok’s streets. 

Police had acted on public complaints that a gang was forcing children to wear school uniforms and beg in front of The Mall Bang Kapi and in the Ngam Wong Wan area, said Pol Maj Gen Chavalit Sawaengphuet, the head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Division.

Investigators found two Cambodian boys aged under 15 had been forced to beg in the areas from 7am to 9pm every day. Each night the pair would meet a Cambodian man identified only as Sok at his rented apartment in Lat Phrao Soi 47 and give him the money they had earned.

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