Thai police and Interpol unite to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) is about to collaborate with Interpol in establishing a coordinating centre to fight human trafficking gangs operating in Southeast Asia.
A meeting between Thai police officers and the FBI occurred on the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore to debate human trafficking prevention methods. The centre aims to sort out on-line crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors and human trafficking in international locations such as Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
Unconditional in Myanmar has led to an increase in human trafficking gangs, making it challenging to assist victims within the region. However, Interpol can still present help by coordinating with worldwide police based mostly in Thailand and the RTP. To date, Thai police and Interpol have resolved 12 human trafficking circumstances in Myanmar and assisted 88 victims of assorted nationalities. Nine other cases are at present being labored on, reported Bangkok Post.
To improve the struggle towards human trafficking, Interpol plans to develop an operational plan and establish a coordinating centre in Thailand. The deputy nationwide police chief has agreed to this move.
According to Pol. Gen. Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, illicit drug gangs are doubtless linked to human trafficking and unlawful fisheries. Tackling these issues successfully requires cooperation from all events to implement worldwide laws.
In previous meetings with Myanmar authorities, the RTP obtained information about circumstances of sexual abuse against minors from the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Interpol.
The RTP has instructed police to step up their search for trafficking victims and requested more info from Interpol through the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database. The RTP’s Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) taskforce will lead the operation and hold Interpol informed on the progress..

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