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Phuket child hawking gang busted for human trafficking, child exploitation

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Lt Gen Jaruwat Waisaya, Commander of the Royal Thai Police Office of Legal Affairs and Litigation, announced the arrests at a press conference at Patong Police Station this afternoon (Nov 10). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Police have arrested four suspects for operating a criminal child-exploitation operation in Phuket that forced children as young as 10 years old to work all night selling coconut water in bars and restaurants – or face being beaten.

 

Lt Gen Jaruwat Waisaya, Commander of the Royal Thai Police Office of Legal Affairs and Litigation, travelled to Phuket to announce the arrests at a press conference at Patong Police Station this afternoon (Nov 10).

 

Present for the announcement were Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commanders Col Sermphan Sirikong and Col Chaiwat Uikam, who has previously served as the Patong Police Chief, along with the current Patong Police Chief Col Anotai Jindamanee and Kitti Intharakul, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Social Development and Human Security Office, and Atchara Surakul, head of the Child, Home and the Family Affairs office in Phuket.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-child-hawking-gang-busted-for-human-trafficking-child-exploitation-73572.php#iGrIwmAoZVLvozwj.99 

 

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As reported, the 4 are accused of forcing children to sale coconut milk...let's hope further investigation does not reveal more disturbing requirements for these children...😡

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Well done,hopefully they will throw the book at them and lock them up for a long time. There is nothing worse than people who exploit children for their own personal gain.(Scum of the world).

I personally enjoyed my stay in phuket,but they should also get rid of the touts in Bangla road. Nothing worse than getting ping pong show touts harassing you every 5 meters. I think the average adult knows what entertainment is available in Bangla road without having to be harassed.

 

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people should never buy from children - if there was no customers the children would not be made to go around the bars / streets selling their stuff

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If you want to see some proper child exploitation have a trip around issan.i often wonder wether these poor kids were specifically bred for work.

poor little souls have no chance in life with now real education.

another shameful attribute of Thailand.

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2 hours ago, 300sd said:

Children selling to the public and working in restaurants, illegally, has been going on for many years. This is no secret. Of course people make them do it!

Congratulations Lt Gen commander but where has your police force been until now?

Turning a blind eye because of kickbacks.

 

And on the subject of the touts in Bangla, I have known a particular woman who works there and has done for years and every time there is an announcement by the BIB that the touts are going to be "removed/cleared away/banned from waving their placards in front of your face", and I ask her about this, because it would appear she is going to lose her income, she simply tells me that they are warned by the BIB as to when "an inspection" is going to take place, and they simply remove themselves from view, only to come out when the coast is clear.
 

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6 minutes ago, neeray said:

But wait! I seem to recall that this government was going to fight corruption aggressively.

Too many snouts in the trough to do that I'm afraid........and hard to do when it starts at the top and is endemic!!

 

But we can dream!

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I tracked the kids with flowers in CNX, at the tourist car areas, they bug the hell outta ya, as the "mamas" sit around the corner chewing beetlenut...go see for yourself at ZOE bar....watch out for the smartass kid that likes to thumb wrestle...

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Go to walking Street Pattaya and VICS hotel 2nd road every morning around 4am  to see mothers with interchangeable babies accosting drunken foreigners with “their” babies/little people selling roses – bloody disgusting😳🤷‍♂️🤬😡🙏🇹🇭

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11 hours ago, Titan1962 said:

Well done,hopefully they will throw the book at them and lock them up for a long time. There is nothing worse than people who exploit children for their own personal gain.(Scum of the world).

I personally enjoyed my stay in phuket,but they should also get rid of the touts in Bangla road. Nothing worse than getting ping pong show touts harassing you every 5 meters. I think the average adult knows what entertainment is available in Bangla road without having to be harassed.

 

They sponsor ping-pong tournaments in Bangla road now?  🤔

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