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DSI forwards “Victoria Secret” human trafficking case file to state prosecutors for court trial

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The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Monday submitted it’s lengthy case file of human trafficking that was relevant to Victoria Secret massage parlour to the Office of the Attorney-General to pursue legal action against all 45 suspects involved.

Key suspect in the case is Mr Kamphol Veerathepsuporn, the proprietor of Victoria Secret, is still at large.

The case file, which was consisted of 17,000-page investigation report and contained in 13 boxes, was brought by DSI’s director of Human Trafficking Case Subdivision Pol Lt Col Supatra Thamtanarak to the OAG for prosecution.

He said all the evidences which the DSI has collected are substantially enough to prosecute all the wrongdoers.

He said the DSI has also sought cooperation from the OAG to seek the extradition of Mr Kamphol from country where he had escaped to.

Meanwhile deputy director-general in charge of human trafficking case of the OAG Mr Bodin Saensradee said the OAG would set up a working committee to handle the case with caution.

He said a total of 45 people were accused in human trafficking charges.

He was confident the prosecution could be filed within the required period as the last day for the detention period of these suspects will end on April 5.

In the raid of the massage parlour on January 12 this year, DSI officers found 113 women allegedly working as sex workers at the parlour. (Some are under 18 and alleged victims of human trafficking. The 113 include Thais as well as women from other countries such as Myanmar, Laos and China.

The DSI also found a list of “special guests”, among them officials from the Royal Thai Police and Revenue Department who allegedly received discounted or free services.

So far five officers at Wang Thong Lang police station where the massage parlour was under its jurisdictions have been transferred to inactive posts.


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