Police to step up human trafficking eradication efforts


BANGKOK, 1 July 2014, – Acting Commissioner General Police General Watcharapol Prasanratchakit yesterday held a meeting with related agencies regarding human trafficking eradication, as Thailand struggles to regain international community’s confidence in the kingdom’s effort.

According to the Police Chief, the nation needs to step up its measures against the chronic human trafficking issues after the U.S. has recently downgraded Thailand to tier 3 on its Human Trafficking watch list.

He vowed not to give special treatment to any and all members of the force if they were allegedly involved in the illegal operation, saying they would be prosecuted to the full extent of law.

As for the issue of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants seeking refuge passing throughThailand to third countries, the Chief said that strict measures would be taken to prevent them from entering the country.