THAILAND: Agent arrested for tricking 122 fishermen into slave trade

Police arrested a karaoke bar owner in Muang district of Songkhla province for allegedly luring 122 Thai men into forced labour on fishing boats in Indonesian waters.

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A year-long investigation by The Associated Press revealed that Thai boats were fishing illegally in Indonesian waters with largely slave labour, with fishermen kept at sea for months at a time and sometimes held in a cage when the boats docked at a remote island.”

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