Ugandan woman arrested for luring compatriots into prostitution in Bangkok

Tourist police have arrested a woman from Uganda for having allegedly lured women from her country into forced prostitution in Bangkok, a senior police officer said.

Deputy tourist police chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal said Friday that the arrest was made after police found that three of 28 Ugandans arrested in Bangkok this month were victims of human trafficking.

Surachet said the woman was arrested on Thursday and police are now hunting for one Ugandan man and four Ugandan women who are believed to belong to the same gang.

They are suspected of luring Uganda women into forced prostitution by promising them job as housemaids.

The women are instead forced into providing sex services on Soi Na Na. They are detained at a condominium and their passports are seized by the gang, Surachet said.


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