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11 July 2014 :: 01:07:40 am 89793

Immigration Arrest Human Trafficking Gang

Immigration Police have arrested a Burmese agent who asked for a 50,000thb ransom for each victim he held captive. He claimed that he would assist the victims in getting to Malaysia.
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BANGKOK – Recently; at the Immigration Bureau in Soi Suan Phlu, Pol.Maj.Gen. Chitsanuphong Yooktathat (Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Bureau) made a statement about the arrest of 3 foreign defendants. The first case on July 8, 2014; Pol.Col. Chayawuth Jansomboon (Superintendent 1of Immigration Bureau) together with forces of the detective police team had arrested Miss Zia Lee Ling, aged 27, Chinese nationality, Mr. Haris Hussen, aged 18, and Mr. Hafri Zing, aged 18, Indian nationality, they were c aught with Thai identification cards that were issued by Amphur Khok Samrong, Lopburi province.

 

The officers had detected that a gang of foreigners had made Thai identification cards illegally. From inspecting at the Registration Office of Amphur Khok Samrong, Lopburi province, the police found that there were 3 people’s names that were already removed from the Civil Registration but these 3 names were subrogated therefore the police arrested the 3 defendants. Initially all the defendants confessed that they were not Thai citizens and they had hired an agent to make Thai identification cards for them at a price of between 40,000 – 250,000 THB because they wanted to work in Thailand. Therefore, the officers charged them with the allegation of “using or presenting identification cards that were obtained from submitting the applications without having Thai nationality” then sent all defendants to an inquiry official of Immigration Bureau to prosecute them further according to the Thai law.

 

The second case on July 5, 2014; Pol.Col. Thikhamporn Srisang (Superintendent 2 of Immigration Bureau) together with the detective police team of Immigration Bureau, Immigration Police of Chumphon Province and Pathio police station, Chumphon province, went to inspect a house in palm garden on the side of road, Soi Rob Khao Phlu, Moo 3 Tambon Chum Kho, Amphur Pathio, Chumphon province, after they were informed via a hot line no. 1178 of the Immigration Bureau that some foreigners were being detained. The officers found 13 Burmese victims that consisted of 10 men and 3 women. Upon questioning them they found out that Mr Haloon, aged 34, Burmese nationality, was the guard at such house.

 

Mr. Haloon confessed that he was ordered by Mr. Muloon Muay, aged 47, Burmese nationality, who is a big agent of bringing Burmese victims who would detain them in the house until their relatives paid 50,000 THB ransom for each persons release, but if they didn’t pay the ransom they would be beaten with sharp iron hooks to their heads.

 

Initially, the officers charged Mr. Haloon in allegations of human trafficking, bringing aliens into the kingdom, together assisting aliens to escape into the country and providing a place for them to stay and hide and also for detaining people against their will. Mr Haloon was thensent to the inquiry official of Pathio police station to be prosecuted further according to the Thai law.

 

The third case on July 4, 2014; Pol.Lt.Col. Thawatchai Narinrat (Inspector of Immigration Bureau) together with the officers of Immigration Bureau coordinated with officers of the head office of Government Savings Bank that there was a suspicious bank account of a foreigner that had $16,345 transferred from the U.S. Approximately 523,040 THB. Later the police arrested Mr. Katayi Kalombo Hiritia, Congolese nationality, aged 35, with exhibits of 1 fake Belgium passport. Initially, the defendants claimed that he was hired by foreigners to use the fake passport in order to open a bank account only, but the officers didn’t believe him who thought he might be linked with a gang of hackers.The officers charged him with allegations of counterfeiting and using a fake passport and using fake documents (fake seal of entrance and exit). Soon after the police arrested Mr Mazurakadzulu Roddick, Congolese nationality, aged 36, who was a member of the same gang and revoked their permission to stay in Thailand in order deport him. The police will investigate him further to arrest the rest of the gang.

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