BANGKOK (AFP) - More than a dozen Thai government officials, including senior policemen and a navy officer, are being prosecuted for human trafficking, junta officials said January 30, as they vowed "zero tolerance" of the trade.
Malaysian police claim they have smashed a human-trafficking syndicate following the rescue of 17 Myanmar nationals who were found locked in a house in Kulim, in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah on Tuesday, according to a report by The Malaysian Insider January 14.
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The International Labour Organisation on January 13 welcomed Thai government efforts to tackle human trafficking as “a step in the right direction,” reports the Bangkok Post.
A Myanmar man arrested for smuggling Myanmar migrant workers into Thailand accused officials at the Ban Pu Nam Ron-Htee Ki border checkpoint and local policemen of taking bribe money from his gang, according to the Bangkok Post.