Four teenage boys are free in Thailand today because of you!
Chatri* is just fourteen years old and still has the lanky frame of a child. You empowered Search + Rescue to put an end to his exploitation, along with two sixteen-year-old boys and one seventeen-year-old.
Traffickers had recruited these boys through Facebook with the lure of making good money. Their jobs were to service the exploitative desires of locals and tourists. Advertised in their school uniforms on Twitter at just 1,500 Baht ($50 USD), these boys could be bought and abused.
But the sole purpose of our national Search + Rescue teams is to actively look for children in slavery. Over the course of 3 months, they collected evidence and put a strong case together.
Local police approached the motel, ready for any scenario.
Right away, they were able to find Chatri and free all four boys!
They were met with social workers who assured them that they were now safe and their abuse was over.
One trafficker jumped on his motorcycle in an attempt to escape, but he wouldn’t get far. Police were tracking him, and they intercepted him not far from the hotel.
He and all four traffickers were arrested!
Thank you for making this rescue possible. When you stand together for justice, freedom for survivors becomes a reality.
*Names, image, and some details representational