Many Thais were deceived to work unlawfully in Cambodia. These people were forced to work at a call center or on illegal gambling websites. Some Thais were detained, starved, attacked, and sold to other employers. The Center for Child & Woman Protection, Anti-Human Trafficking, and Fishery under the Royal Thai Police and Cambodia have closely collaborated so that the police and related welfare organs could cooperatively rescued those Thai victims back home, totaling 19 times and saving 833 Thais. Of this number, 279 were human-trafficking victims and the other 554 were not. The active collaboration between Thailand and Cambodia to save Thai people has remained until now.
In November 2018, Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn, Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, together with other officials paid a visit to seek cooperation with Dubai Police Bureau in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. The Royal Thai Police has long coordinated its rescue tasks with Dubai Police in order to save Thai women who were allured to become prostitutes and asked for help via various social media.
In light of the meeting’s satisfactory result, nine victims were saved. Eight of these women were victims of human traffickers. In accordance with a Red Notice, the Thai Royal Police also asked Dubai Police Bureau to follow and arrest a defendant who deceived these Thai women to work as prostitutes there.
They had been tortured and impounded without food by the employer and then sold to other employers. Royal Thai Police, led by Child and Woman Protection and Anti Trafficking in Persons Center, has been working along with Cambodian authorities and social welfare officials to bring the victims back to Thailand and success to rescue 833 Thai nationals on 19 times of cooperation, 279 of them were victims of Trafficking in Persons.