Myanmar citizens duped others from their country to work on boats

national June 08, 2014 00:00

By The Sunday Nation

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Four men and a woman from Myanmar were arrested in Bangkok's Bang Khun Thien district for luring other Myanmar people to do hard labour on fishing boats - lying to them by saying they would have well-paid jobs at a bread factory in Samut Sakhon.



Anti-Human Trafficking Division chief Pol General Kittisak Durongkawiboon told a press conference yesterday that police had received a complaint from a Myanmar group in Thailand that the five had lured three men aged 18-20, one of whom escaped and asked for the group’s help. 
Police rescued the two other men and arrested the five procurers. The five reportedly 
confessed to the crime, saying they received Bt10,000 for per worker. 
Police urged Myanmar citizens wishing to work in Thailand to register with Thai authorities to prevent them from falling victim to human traffickers.