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Police closing net on gangs supplying 'slaves' to trawlers

Only 20 cases recorded in five years, but top cop insists human trafficking is a 'grave concern'

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Police are fighting an uphill battle dealing with human traffickers who exploit vulnerable Thai and Myanmar workers. 

Anti-human trafficking division police search a fishing trawler in an estuary in Samut Sakhon for any crew who might have been trafficked to work on the ship. WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM

Many of the workers are promised well-paid jobs, often in the fishing industry, but are instead forced to work in slave-like conditions for months on end with little or no pay.

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