The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Trang fishing kingpin gets 14 years for trafficking

TRANG: The former chairman of the Trang Fishing Association and five other defendants were sentenced yesterday (Mar 17) to 14 years behind bars for human trafficking.

crime,


Bangkok Post

Saturday 18 March 2017, 09:28AM


Sompol Jirotemontree, or
Sompol Jirotemontree, or "Ko Nung", former chairman of the Trang Fishing Association, will serve 14 years in jail, the Trang Provincial Court ruled on Friday. Photo: Bangkok Post / Methee Muangkaew

The Trang Provincial Court handed down the ruling against Sompol Jirotemontree and his co-defendants for using slave labour and unauthorised possession of firearms, among other charges. The court also opposed bail for them.

One of those jailed was Somjit Srisawang, who was one of the suppliers of illegal labourers from Myanmar to Sompol’s business. Another was Prawit Limsai, the skipper of the Prawit Fishing 9 trawler.

Four other defendants were released because there was insufficient evidence to implicate them, the court said.

Sompol, better known in Trang as Ko Nung, also operates the Poka Sathaporn fish market in Kantang district. He was also chairman of the police committee at Kantang police station, and was known to be highly influential locally.

He and others were arrested during a joint operation on Nov 7, 2015 to crack down on human trafficking.

The clampdown was part of a nationwide campaign after Thailand was yellow-carded by the European Union for not doing enough to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

EU authorities continue to closely monitor Thailand and conduct periodic reviews of progress in areas such as trawler registry and labour rights. The country could face trade sanctions if the EU determines that conditions are not improving.

The 2015 raid that ensnared Sompol involved 11 onshore and offshore targets in Kantang district. Three skippers were apprehended on their trawlers at sea.

The action followed efforts by the Labour Ministry and an NGO to help forced labourers from Myanmar working on fishing boats in the province. The workers' testimony was used to obtain the warrants that led to the arrests.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Surprised Wolf | 18 March 2017 - 15:50:53

Thats excellent. Good to are Thailand is moving forward. It would be easy job for Thailand to catch all bad guys in able to move forward. Anyhow, one step at a time. This on is a positive one. Thank you 

The Phuket News

BenPendejo | 18 March 2017 - 10:49:38

I hope this piece of crap never sees the outside world again for all the grief and suffering he has caused.  All these "influential" people are usually the most corrupt and heartless in town, and honest members of the community should run their asses out of town once and for all.

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

simon01,if everyone knows how chaotically Thailand operates,how come tourist are still coming in such high numbers and expats like you like to live he...(Read More)


Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

"Phuket Tourist Police Deputy inspector Capt Ekkachai Siri..." Correct is: Phuket Tourist Police Inspector Pol.Maj. Ekkachai Siri... ...(Read More)


Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

A tuk tuk speeding, driving dangerously, surely not, i've never seen them do that before, oh except everyday! But then i'm sure RTP are out i...(Read More)


Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

We may expect that just a few 'falling out of tuk tuk affairs' reach the press. Probably it happens more than we know. Of course, always at ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

Sir Burr, I was informed in person by Phuket Immigration just last Thursday it must be done each and every time one leaves the country. ...(Read More)


Phuket motorcyclist dies after crashing into pregnant buffalo

That picture is really painful- two broken legs means euthanize immediately. This poor creature cannot heal and will likely be forced to suffer for ...(Read More)


Phuket tourist falls out of speeding tuk-tuk

An Australian tourist on holiday in Phuket has been flown to Bangkok to receive treatment after suffering a serious head injury from falling off the b...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

You do not have to re-register your address if it hasn't changed. Have done three annual extensions with the same Notification of address. Have be...(Read More)


Father, two kids saved from drowning in Phuket

Kurt,not only "Asian tourists"ignore red flags.And how can beach guards stop them?Getting physical?...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: As good as it gets

The writer will surely wear the wrath, of those two bedmates, jor12 and eagle, even though what he says is 100% correct....(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.