Today (21 Nov. 2023) Pol. Maj. Gen. Amnat Traiphot, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police and Children and Women’s Welfare Police. Revealing the progress of the case against the Chinese group. Deformed body and face Sitting begging on the side of the road in Bangkok After receiving complaints from good citizens Police initially investigated and prosecuted a group of six beggars who had similar behavior, all of whom were of Chinese nationality.
From the interrogation, 4 out of the 6 suspects claimed that The wounds on his body were caused by a fire in China. As for the local suspects, Phayathai Police Station and Bang Phlat Police Station were found to have entered Thailand on a tourist visa. While in Thailand, I ran out of money. So I walked to Yaowarat area. and was advised to become a beggar
In addition, the local suspect at Phayathai Police Station applied to become a student at a university and was changed to a student visa. He testified that he used the money he received from begging for personal expenses.
While Pol. Col. Teerasak Chandrapipat Superintendent of Child and Women’s Welfare The Metropolitan Police Bureau revealed that the investigation found that the suspects did not travel into Thailand at the same time. But some people live in the same residence. The police are still looking for connections between the 6 people who are involved in an international beggar movement. Or a human trafficking ring? By checking both interpreters and translators and the person who delivered the passport to the accused It may take time to investigate as all evidence is in Chinese.
For all six suspects, the police have prosecuted them for crimes under Beggar Control Act One suspect has been driven back to the country, while the rest are being interrogated in the detention room.
Mr. Sarawut Munpho, Director of the Welfare Protection and Quality of Life Promotion Division The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSD) has revealed that begging in Thailand is legal. Past statistics The Beggar Control Act has been enacted since 2016. More than 7,000 beggars have been found in Thailand, including more than 4,000 Thai beggars and more than 2,000 foreigners, mostly from Cambodia and Myanmar. Including more than 80 Chinese people found. As for preventive measures, we worked with the police and Bangkok to organize the area. There should be no begging on the roadside. Ready to coordinate with the immigration police Strictly inspect the passage into the country. and ask for cooperation from the people not to support or giving money to a group of beggars Because it is an illegal act.
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