Human trafficking thought to be behind rise in foreign beggars


When asked about her relationship with the person who hired her, she said she had encountered them a long time ago and shared a meal with them, but did not know the nature of their business.

In this case, she was unaware of the specific details but was instructed to bring the beggar’s documents and explain the situation to the police.

This incident bears similarities to a case the previous week when authorities apprehended individuals exhibiting characteristics of foreign beggars, All are Chinese nationals, all aged over 40.

They were observed wearing Thai student uniforms in an attempt to gain sympathy from the passing public in exchange for financial support.

After the arrests, a woman claiming to be the interpreter for all the Chinese beggars approached the police, seeking to settle the matter.

She offered to pay bail to secure their release and enquired about the amount…

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