A woman accused of procuring young girls for the flesh trade in Ratchaburi province over the last 10 years has been arrested in Samut Songkram province.
Police took Sasirat Wongkaew, 40, into custody at a house in Samut Songkhram’s Amphawa district on Monday afternoon, Pol Col Apisant Chairat, superintendent of Human Trafficking Suppression Division 5, announced yesterday.
The woman was named in an arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Court on 15th June 2020 for human trafficking by procuring girls aged below 15 years for prostitution.
Pol Col Apisant said the Trafficking Suppression police launched a crackdown on major sex procurers in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces between 9-11th June 2020. Six procurers were arrested.
That led to the subsequent arrest of Ms Sasirat. She had allegedly procured girls to provide sex services to customers in Ratchaburi province for more than 10 years.
During initial interrogation, the suspect allegedly admitted to the charges. She did not implicate any other people, he said. She was being held in custody at police division 5.