Police launch campaign on trafficking via social media

national May 31, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

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THE ANTI-HUMAN Trafficking Police Division has joined with civic society organisations in Chon Buri province to launch a public campaign for better awareness on the abuse of social media to lure under-aged persons into prostitution by human trafficking networks.



The division’s commander, Pol Maj-General Kornchai Kaikreung, said human trafficking activities had become more sophisticated due to the abuse of new digital and communication technologies, especially among those 18 or younger, who are being lured via social media into prostitution.

As a result, authorities are working with educational institutes and other organisations in the province to boost public awareness of this issue so that measures to tackle domestic as well as cross-border human trafficking activities become more effective, he said.

Besides domestic sex workers, authorities also reported an increase in the number of foreign prostitutes working in Pattaya, a major tourist resort in Chon Buri province.

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