It is a
known fact that Thailand is a destination, transit
and source country for the human trafficking.
1990, about 80.000 children and women have been
involved in the Thailand human trafficking.
of these persons come from Laos, Yunan (a Chinese
province) and from Burma.
About 200.000 children,
especially boys, from the countries mentioned above,
were found working in the ‘land of smile’.
Pattaya exists a sex industry of multi billion
dollar with implications in the money laundering,
the drug trafficking and the women traffic.
are trafficked to Japan, India, Germany, Malaysia, Australia
and countries from the Middle East. About one million women
coming from Laos, Burma, China, Vietnam and rural areas of
Thailand have been sold to Thai hotels by so called job
brokers. 50% of
the women that practice prostitution in Chiang Rai
are from Burma.
Many of them are indigenous Burmese
from Eastern and Northern Burma who have been sold
to work in Thai brothels.
women who receive other role in the sex industry are
replaced with other foreign women coming from
neighbouring countries through the human
As the number of the Thailand girls
that enters in the sex industry, girls and women
from China and Burma are brought to replace them. In
1991, the price for one Thai woman sold in Japan was
between $18.000 and $24.000.
Parents with drug
problems from Ban Vanaluang sold their girls, with
ages between 13 and 15 years, to pimps, for 5.000 to
these girls were brought to Chiang Mai. The number
of the children and woman trafficking from countries like
Laos, Burma, Cambodia and China gets bigger. The most of the
newly women sold for the Thai sex industry come from Shan (a
state from Burma) as well as from the South of China.
industry is not affected by the economic crisis,
many businessmen from Taiwan or China coming in
Thailand for business and for the pleasure offered
by these girls. The traffickers choose their victims
among the girls and women who live in poverty, have
no jobs or have broken families. Chinese girls are
kidnapped and then sold to Thailand via Burma. There
were cases when brothel keepers saw pictures with
Thai girls going to school and ordered an agent to
kidnap the girl he wanted. In Pattaya are women
trafficked from Russia; they were promised jobs as
domestic servants, waitresses, sale representatives
they got to Thailand their passports are confiscated
right away, they are forced to work hours and hours
for small amounts of money. The refuse to cooperate
brings death threatens for the women and for their
families. A Russian woman is sold by the trafficking
networks for 60.000 t0 120.000 Baht ($1.500 to
$3.000). Women working as prostitutes in Thailand
come in large number from the Czech Republic,
Romania and Russia. The procurers bring the women
inside the country and take them to work as