Three suspects arrested in connection with human trafficking

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BANGKOK, 4 August 2015 – Three more suspects have been identified following a police investigation into human trafficking of Thai fishermen in Indonesia.

The Paveena Hongsakul Foundation for Children has taken 39 victims to the Anti-Human Trafficking Division to file charges against the suspects.

They were allegedly forced into slavery while working in the fishing industry in Indonesia. The three detainees are believed to have been among the masterminds of the human trafficking operation.

Deputy Police Chief Police General Aek Angsananont has revealed that the suspects were a boat owner, a job agent and a financial backer.

According to the Deputy Police Chief, another perpetrator has been held in custody in Indonesia on the same grounds. Further investigation will verify whether the remaining suspects have committed human trafficking offenses.