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A 14 year old boy and his 29 year old brother have been arrested in the Isaan province of Sa Kaew for human trafficking. They offered transportation services for illegal Thai workers in Cambodian casinos who wanted to visit families in Thailand. The Thai army rangers and authorities from the Special Unit Infantryman Department investigated areas along the Thai-Cambodia border yesterday and found 3 suspicious men and women walking from out of the forest at the border in the Sa Kaew province, about a 3 bus ride east of Bangkok. Thai authorities followed until the group reached a rural road […]

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So , these are actual Thai people being smuggled back into their own country to visit their thai relatives?? Im bemused why didnt they just get a bus? Ahh because they are illegally working so no cambodian visa. But surely this is a problem for cambodia not the Thai authorities and human traffiking for taking people to see their families? Seems wierd,  If these guys dont do it someone else will ... and it has zero effect on Thailand apart from meaning these people (smuggling) and the people visiting will boost the local economy

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They do pay 7k each for just a guide to a car and a drive away from the border. And aside that illegal crossing the Thai border ist still illegal even for citizen of Thailand, can't you see the business opportunity, here? The next people , crossing this way, may have additional money at hand ;-)

You have to show a way, first, before others can walk it.

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4 hours ago, alex12345 said:

Seems wierd

It's one for the statistics, it helps Thai authorities claim they actively combat "human trafficking".

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Strange headline, thought it should have been....

A 29 year old guy has been arrested, his 14 year old brother goes along with him for the ride.  🤭

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1 hour ago, WilliamG said:

What clickbait. Why does the headline not say '29 year old man and his younger brother......?

Why would that be better? Both versions (14 year-old + older sibling & 29 year-old + younger sibling) are factually interchangeable (in the sense that they're equally true). The chosen version merely suggests that the incident is an outlier (wrt to some aspect, and one that happens to be something that doesn't interest me - so I don't consider it clickbait). A more neutral alternative for a title is "Arrests made over possible human trafficking", or more general: "something happened".
 

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Human trafficking? The only illegal thing appears to be Thai nationals crossing the border illegally. Then, on Thai soil, they are taken by the youngest brother (who is waiting on Thai soil, allegedly) to a waiting car. And then they are transported to whatever location they want. Only illegal activity on Thai soil? The brothers are running a taxi service without license?

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1 hour ago, Janneman said:

Human trafficking? The brothers are running a taxi service without license?

Human trafficking also includes illegally transporting people to profit from their work, as well as the nasty stuff. 

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Why are the police standing there with semi-automatic assault weapons for the arrest of two people? Is there a real possibility they might need to shoot them?  Wouldn't a holstered handgun be sufficient?

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14 minutes ago, Augratin said:

Why are the police standing there with semi-automatic assault weapons for the arrest of two people? Is there a real possibility they might need to shoot them?  Wouldn't a holstered handgun be sufficient?

Because they are not police?

The Thai army rangers and authorities from the Special Unit Infantryman Department”

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