750px-Thai_fishing_boatsThe Thai Fisheries Department has issued a new policy where fishing boats with fishing permits must have an identification code depicted on the side of their boats before the end of May.

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Dr. Promthep, Director-General of the Department says the new policy will hopefully combat human trafficking and illegal fishing issues. The code will help people to also identify to others which boat they are on. The codes will be made up of four sets of letters and numbers.

The Director-General explains that the letters will signal which location the boat is meant to be in and how much the vessel weighs. The numbers will identify the registration number of the boat.

The identification code requirement came into effect early April and was established in the Royal Gazette.

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Body_Worn_Camera_Magdeburg_Police (1)Germany’s Interior Minister applauded Germany’s federal police after busting an organized crime ring that trafficked Thai women and Trans women into Germany for prostitution. The raids that took place in over 60 brothels in 12 out of 16 states were one of the biggest in their history.

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Trans women are particularly targeted into trafficking for Germany’s sex industry,  says Alexander Badle from Frankfurt’s prosecution office. Both Trans and Thai women are lured by traffickers on false conditions of a better life and pay when in reality they are forced to work off their “smuggling fees” to their respected massage parlors, adds Badle.

Though prostitution is legal in Germany, it is heavily taxed and regulated. The core group of people suspected of leading the crime ring face not only forced prostitution charges but tax evasion as well says Badle.

Thailand is quite open minded when it comes to Trans people however when it comes to legislation, they have yet to recognize the third sex, therefore leaving Trans women with no choice but to fall into the pits of “social, economic and legal margins”.

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