Captain arrested in Samut Sakhon for allegedly not paying employees

A boat captain suspected of mistreating 6 Cambodian staff and depriving them of their wages has been arrested in Samut Sakhon, a central Thai province, following his nearly 5 years on the lam.
The 59 12 months old captain identified solely as Somwang was arrested at a buying centre. Somwang faces costs of colluding in human trafficking by forcing labour, as per an arrest warrant issued by Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial courtroom in 2016, and for breaching labour and customs laws as per four warrants issued by varied provincial courts, says division commander Siam Boonsom.
Tor, a Cambodian national whose last name was not offered, informed officials that Somwang and another man, Charnchai, who owned an offshore oil vessel, advised Tor they’d pay him and 5 others 9,000 baht a month to work on the vessel. The 6 men took the provide, but after working for a month, they had been still not, allegedly, paid. At this level, Charnchai mentioned they must work on the ship for a 12 months before he would pay them.
The males say they had been unable to contact anybody whereas they worked on the ship; additionally, that they were not allowed to go ashore. After working the full yr, the lads have been allowed to go ashore. They say they were nonetheless not paid. The workers then petitioned varied businesses and filed a criticism with Khanom district police in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Investigators took over from there and got approval from the Nakhon Si Thammarat courtroom to issue warrants for Somwang and Charnchai.
ผลไม้ took off for a unique province following the arrest warrants being issued, however was lately apprehended in Samut Sakhon, says Siam. Charnchai was arrested previous to Somwang’s arrest and sentenced to jail; what number of years or months he was sentenced to has not been acknowledged. Somwang has denied all expenses. Somwang has been given to the Khanom police for additional legal proceedings..

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