Human Traffic Watch

Cops to fight trafficking by the book

In Human Trafficking on January 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Police are handing out a manual to officers on how to combat human trafficking.

The anti-trafficking manual, which was sponsored by the US government, was published last week by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Royal Thai Police.

Thailand has been on the US government’s Tier 2 Watch List in the Trafficking in Persons Report for the past two years.

The US will review the status again in February. If Thailand makes the Tier 2 list for a third time, it will be automatically downgraded to Tier 3 _ the lowest classification _ which could mean that non-tariff sanctions are imposed.

Pol Gen Chatchawal Suksomjit, a police force adviser, said the annual trafficking report should serve as a wake-up call for law enforcement agencies.

The launch of the anti-trafficking guidebook was intended to help improve their efficiency in tackling the problem.

Source: Bangkok Post

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