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Prayuth threatens to crackdown on human trafficking gangs

Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha Friday night threatened to crack down on human trafficking gangs who abused migrant workers.

Speaking in his weekly TV programme, Prayuth said the gangs smuggled in illegal migrant workers to extort money from them and charge them about Bt20,000 each for smuggling fee.

Prayuth said the abused migrant workers also had to pay between Bt8,000 to Bt10,000 to influential people in Thailand.

Prayuth said the junta wanted to regulate the migrant workers so that they would not be taken advantage by smuggling gangs, influential people and employers.

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