Chinese man in custody on human trafficking charges

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Thai police from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) have arrested a Chinese man who is alleged to be a leading member of a multi-national organised crime gang, which lures job seekers in Thailand to work as call centre scammers in Myanmar.

The Chinese man was identified as Hwang Tian-yong, aka “Ar Yong”, 31. He was initially charged with human trafficking by conspiring with more than three people to commit the offences.

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By Thai PBS World

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