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    In London a Thai gang have been arrested for people smuggling.They had been bringing people in for the purpose of prostitution and were advertising the women for sex on the internet.
    Many of the women were held until they had cleared up to 28000 GBP debt.
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    Re: Thai Gang Arrests

    More from Sky News on Channel 501
    Site Web Search: Advanced Search Browse Archive Raids Target Internet Brothels Trade
    Updated:10:47, Sunday April 20, 2008

    Police have arrested 12 people in a series of raids across London in a bid to smash a prostitution ring exploiting foreign women.

    Police swoop in London dawn raidsMore than 100 officers searched 26 premises in NW4, SW1, SW16, W8 and W2 in a crackdown on a suspected criminal network.

    Detectives believe the network has been using an internet escort agency as a front for organised prostitution.

    It is alleged the operation trafficks women from abroad and then forces them to work as prostitutes, with clients contacting them through the website.Police said they hoped to rescue an estimated 60 foreign women who have been forced into prostitution by the network.

    This morning, 30 women were taken to a specialist centre staffed with interpreters, health workers and specially trained officers.

    Chief superintendent Ian Dyson from the Metropolitan Police said internet prostitution is a growing problem.

    He said the raids were the culmination of a three to four-month investigation by the Met's Clubs and Vice Unit.

    The operation was the "biggest of its type" against brothels operating via a website, Chief Supt Dyson added.



    A total of 110 officers are involved in Operation Gib, led by the Metropolitan Police with support from Surrey Constabulary and the Norfolk Constabulary.

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    Six Thais charged with human smuggling in UK

    Six Thai nationals were among nine people charged with people trafficking offences, UK media reported Tuesday.


    Of the nine; five men and four women, at least six are Thai nationals. They were held after raids by Metropolitan Police vice squad officers on addresses in London and Surrey on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

    All are charged with conspiracy to traffic women within the UK for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution and money laundering.

    They are: Pongpoj Pitayatanakul, 31, Bordee Pitayatanakul, 32, and Monthira Duangthip, 35, who were living in Guildford, Surrey; Panya Peakaew, 25, from Paddington, Noppaarat Charoenying, 29, Graipich Vudto, 27, all from Paddington; Cuttima Khongpong from Streatham and Kaewbenjarkarn Phanusak, from Streatham, whose ages are unknown; and Jirapha Siwisha, 40, from Brent Cross.

    All will appear before City of London Magistrates on Tuesday.

    During the raids, police removed 30 women who they believe had been coerced into working as prostitutes.

    Police believe a criminal network had been using an internet escort agency site as a front for organised prostitution

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    Re: Thai Gang Arrests

    hahahhaaa.
    this is so weird.
    i was just talking to my thai friend about thai gangsters,
    and here this news be.

    wow.
    but that is kinda scary.

    i wonder, in america we go, 'wassa man.'
    in thai, do they go, 'sawatdee ka man.'
    im just curious.

    thanks for the news Khun Don.
    If You Can't Say "I'LL DIE IF I DON'T DO IT" Then You Shouldn't Do It.....

    THAI ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW.

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    Re: Thai Gang Arrests

    DEBT-BONDAGE ARRESTS IN UK

    Govt wants Thais extradited

    THANIDA TANSUBHAPOLand AFP

    Thailand will seek the extradition of Thais arrested in Britain for alleged involvement in human trafficking-related offences, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Tarit Charungvat. He said the Thai embassy in London is coordinating with British police to verify the nationalities of the 15 arrested people who are believed to be Thai.

    Mr Tarit said requests for extradition would be put in for all of those who are verified to be Thai.

    ''The report found that British police had helped 60 victims, mostly women and who travelled from Thailand, who were believed to have been compelled to work as prostitutes,'' he said.

    London police said this was the biggest human trafficking case that they had dealt with, involving many offenders.

    According to a statement released by Scotland Yard, at least six Thais have been charged with human trafficking-related offences after an investigation by London's Metropolitan Police.

    The statement said a total of nine people, out of the 15 arrested, were charged with conspiracy to traffic women within Britain for the purpose of sexual exploitation, conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, and money laundering.

    Of the nine, six have been confirmed as Thai nationals.

    The six Thais were identified as Pongpoj Pitayatanakul, 31, Bordee Pitayatanakul, 32, Panya Peakaew, 25, Monthira Duangthip, 35, Jirapha Siwisha, 40, and Graipich Vudto, 27. The remaining three charged were Noppaarat Charoenying, 29, as well as Cuttima Khongpong and Kaewbenjarkarn Phanusak, whose ages could not be confirmed by police.

    They will all appear before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

    A woman identified only as Intayuang, whose age and nationality could not be confirmed and who was charged with being in possession of a false passport, also appeared before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court earlier yesterday, in connection with the same inquiry.

    Officers from Scotland Yard's Clubs and Vice Unit found the women who were alleged victims of the operation in several addresses raided, all of whom have been taken to a specialist centre dedicated to supporting victims of human trafficking.

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