NEWS: Thai Police Bust Prostitution Ring

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 07:30:26 -0700 (PDT)


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>Thai Police Bust Prostitution Ring
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> BANGKOK (July 12) XINHUA - Thai immigration
> police have busted a prostitution ring that
> involved a couple and some police officers in
> the northern province of Tak.
>
> A police source said policemen posing as
> prospective customers arrested Laihua Sae Tang,
> 54 and his wife, Malee, for procuring women from
> Myanmar for prostitution in Bangkok.
>
> The couple were arrested after they had
> delivered a 17-year-old Myanmar woman to the
> police officers at a meeting place at a railway
> station's parking lot Saturday.
>
> Police searched the couple's house and rescued
> three other Myanmar women aged between 17 and
> 19.
>
> The women said they had been bought from Myanmar
> to northern Thailand by some police officers who
> had been paid 6,500 baht (163 U.S. dollars) each
> to deliver them to the couple.
>
> The couple had already sold some women into
> prostitution and others as cheap labor to
> sweat-shop operators.
>
> The source did not disclose the names of the
> police officers involved in the ring.


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