Social workers, students trained to spot human trafficking

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Deputy Mayor Vichien Pongpanit opened a training session for social workers, community leaders and students on how to spot and report human traffickers.
Deputy Mayor Vichien Pongpanit opened a training session for social workers, community leaders and students on how to spot and report human traffickers.

Pattaya taught social workers, community leaders and students how to spot and report human traffickers at a July 12 seminar.

Deputy Mayor Vichien Pongpanit opened the training session for 150 government workers and members of private-sector organizations and schools.

Pol. Col. Chaowalit Ketsrimek related his experiences in investigating human-trafficking and missing-persons cases and explained how traffickers work and indicators to look for.

Speakers also briefed the crowd on the human-trafficking problem across the country and efforts to combat it. They also educated attendees on relevant laws and penalties.