The arrest of David Timothy Deakin in the Philippines has revealed one of the darkest corners of the Internet, where pedophiles in the U.
S., Canada, Europe and Australia pay overseas facilitators to sexually abuse children, even babies.
While the military government has tried to deter illegal migrants and clean up its fishing industry, Thailand remains on the watchlist of the United State’s annual report on human trafficking.
Senior officers said that this surveillance was part of a deeply concerning trend that has seen organised gangs harness the power of the internet to recruit, enslave and sell their victims - who represent the profitable assets of their illegal trade.
The technology and the failure of police forces to tackle the global problem has meant that slave masters are operating with “near impunity” in one of the most lucrative forms of criminal activity, said Rob Wainwright, the director of European police agency Europol.
A Thai court last month (July) sentenced three-star army general Manas Kongpan to 27 years in prison in the country’s largest human trafficking trial stemming from a case involving Rohingya migrants.
BANGKOK - A new report on the human trafficking situation in Thailand has identified some emerging areas of concern: The use of coerced labour in illegal logging and the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation in webcam sex shows.