Human Traffic Watch

Phuket News: Thai woman held for Korean sex trade

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Police from the anti-human trafficking division on Thursday arrested Lee Junho, 47, and Natthaya Porthong, 25, on Rama IX Road in Huai Khwang district.

The suspects operated a Thai traditional massage parlour in Huai Khwang as a front to lure young women into the flesh trade abroad, division commander Pol Maj Gen Chavalit Sawaengpheut said.

The arrests followed complaints from two women on March 20 that they had been lured into prostitution in South Korea.

The women said the suspects had persuaded them to work as masseuses at Koong Thai massage shop in Seoul with a promise they would earn at least 100,000 baht a month. When the women arrived there in January they were forced into the flesh trade.

They were asked to provide sex services to male customers five to seven times a day, they said. They had not received any money.

Source: The Phuket News

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