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News Thailand Traffic: EXCLUSIVE-Thai police under scrutiny as record number of trafficking cases dismissed

Published on: Monday 27 January 2020
EXCLUSIVE-Thai police under scrutiny as record number of trafficking cases dismissed
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-thai-police-under-scrutiny-010101932.html

Thai prosecutors turned down about a fifth of human trafficking cases sent to them by police last year, a soon-to-be released government report shows, raising concerns that police were on a drive to boost numbers to enhance Thailand's global image. The 79-page report - drafted to inform an annual

News Thailand Traffic: Fugitive giraffe found dead in Thai canal

Published on: Thursday 30 January 2020
Fugitive giraffe found dead in Thai canal
News source: https://dailytimes.com.pk/549571/fugitive-giraffe-found-dead-in-thai-canal/

A giraffe whose daring escape from convoy en route to a Thai breeding station won hearts online was found dead in a lotus-clogged canal on Thursday after a two-day search using drones and hang gliders ...

News Thailand Traffic: Pope Francis in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Published on: Thursday 21 November 2019
Pope Francis in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children
News source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2019/11/21/pope-francis-thailand/

Bangkok • Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of meetings in Thailand, where human trafficking and forced prostitution help fuel the sexual tourism industry.

News Thailand Traffic: Pope Francis, in Bangkok, urges respect for prostitutes, victims of human trafficking

Published on: Thursday 21 November 2019
Pope Francis, in Bangkok, urges respect for prostitutes, victims of human trafficking
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/pope-francis-in-bangkok-urges-respect-for-prostitutes-victims-of-human-trafficking

Pope Francis, speaking before a packed stadium of devoted followers in a Bangkok stadium Thursday, urged the international community to respect women and children who have been forced into prostitution or human trafficking.

News Thailand Traffic: Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Published on: Thursday 21 November 2019
Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children
News source: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Pope-Francis-calls-for-action-to-safeguard-women-14850971.php

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis urged more efforts to combat the “humiliation” of women and children forced into prostitution as he began a busy visit Thursday to Thailand, where human trafficking and ...

News Thailand Traffic: Scandal in Thailand after minister's jail term over drug trafficking surfaces

Published on: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Scandal in Thailand after minister's jail term over drug trafficking surfaces
News source: https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/scandal-in-thailand-after-minister-s-jail-term-over-drug-trafficking-surfaces/50000262-4061394

The Thai government has closed ranks around its deputy minister of agriculture after an Australian newspaper reported that he served a jail sentence in that country for his role in a drug trafficking . Scandal in Thailand after minister's jail term over drug trafficking surfaces | World | English edition | Agencia EFE

News Thailand Traffic: Rescued human trafficking victims rise in Thailand

Published on: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Rescued human trafficking victims rise in Thailand
News source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190730_44/

Authorities in Thailand say they have rescued a growing number of human trafficking victims in the country. The rise comes as Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar to Bangladesh. Thai police say they have ...

News Thailand Traffic: Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect

Published on: Monday 29 July 2019
Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1721451/lao-girls-escape-leads-to-arrest-of-sex-trafficking-suspect

A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border ... had been lured into working in Thailand with the promise of a well-paid job at a restaurant, Pol Col ...

News Thailand Traffic: Malaysian demand for cheap labour propels human trafficking in Thailand to record heights

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Malaysian demand for cheap labour propels human trafficking in Thailand to record heights
News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3019559/malaysian-demand-cheap-labour-propels-human-trafficking

Thailand has come under scrutiny in recent years for slavery and trafficking, especially in its seafood and sex industries. US State Department this year kept Thailand on a watch list and criticised it for not doing enough.

News Thailand Traffic: Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/rescued-human-trafficking-victims-thailand-042411235.html

The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade. Thai police have rescued 974 trafficking victims - mostly from Myanmar - for the

News Thailand Traffic: UN: drugs and trafficking fuelling powerful criminal gangs in Southeast Asia

Published on: Sunday 21 July 2019
UN: drugs and trafficking fuelling powerful criminal gangs in Southeast Asia
News source: http://asianews.it/news-en/UN:-drugs-and-trafficking-fuelling-powerful-criminal-gangs-in-Southeast-Asia--47561.html

Criminal groups exploit corruption, weak borders and poor controls to increase business.  Trafficking in drugs, medicines and counterfeit goods, people or animal species generate tens of billions in profits.  Casinos and banking institutions used to clean up money.  Myanmar epicenter of methamphetamine production.    

News Thailand Traffic: Human Trafficking: 57 Myanmar nationals rescued by Thai police

Published on: Sunday 14 July 2019
Human Trafficking: 57 Myanmar nationals rescued by Thai police
News source: http://bernama.com/en/news.php?id=1746457

SONGKHLA, July 15 (Bernama) – The Thai police rescued 57 Myanmar nationals, including six women, believed to be human trafficking victims, at a transit home here pending their smuggle into Malaysia. ...

News Thailand Traffic: Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

Published on: Sunday 14 July 2019
Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thai-police-seize-ton-crystal-meth-raids-64335550

In a separate case also last Wednesday, police arrested six people for trafficking drugs to southern Thailand. Police said they seized 58 kilograms (129 pounds) of crystal meth that was found ...

News Thailand Traffic: Thailand PM declares end of military rule

Published on: Monday 15 July 2019
Thailand PM declares end of military rule
News source: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/636663/Thailand-PM-declares-end-of-military-rule

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally resigned as ... from fixing the problem of illegal fishing and human trafficking, to the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded ...

News Thailand Traffic: Slave labour trafficking to Malaysia on the rise

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
Slave labour trafficking to Malaysia on the rise
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1708903/slave-labour-trafficking-to-malaysia-on-the-rise

Eight Myanmar and two Thai nationals were arrested on Monday in a crackdown on a human-trafficking gang transporting illegal Myanmar migrant workers from Myanmar to Malaysia, police said. The Myanmar ...

News Thailand Traffic: INTERVIEW-Thailand needs neighbours' help to crack down on slavery at sea - activist

Published on: Tuesday 04 June 2019
News source: http://news.trust.org/item/20190604234359-jarbn/

... countries to avoid scrutiny of their treatment of migrant workers as Thailand boosts its laws on human trafficking, said local campaigner Patima Tungpuchayakul. Unlike Thai boats, foreign ...