Section 10

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Under section 10, where the section 6 offence is committed by three or more persons or by a member of an organized criminal group, the offenders are liable to heavier punishment. Further where the offence is committed by any member of an organized criminal group, everyone being the member of such organised criminal group at the time of the commission of such offence, with knowledge of the offence, is criminally liable for the same punishment, even though he has not personally committed such offence.

Finally, Section 10 provides that where the trafficked person is taken into or sent out of the Kingdom to be under the power of the other person unlawfully, the offender is liable for twice the usual punishment.

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Section 10. In case where an offence stipulated in Section 6 is accrued by the commission of person as from three persons upwards or of the member of an organized criminal group, such offenders shall be liable to heavier punishment than that prescribed in the law by one-half.

Whenever an offence provided in Section 6 is committed by any member of an organized criminal group, everyone being the member of such organized criminal group at the time of the commission of such offence, knowing and conniving at such commission, shall be liable to the punishment prescribed for such offence, even though he has not personally committed such offence.

If an offence under paragraph one is committed in order that the trafficked person taken into or sent out of the Kingdom to be under the power of the other person unlawfully, the offender shall be liable to twice of the punishment prescribed for such offence.

Law / Thailand / Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act BE 2551 (2008)

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act criminalises human trafficking, prescribes penalties for individuals and juristic persons who commit human trafficking offences and provides a mechanism for victims to claim compensation and request assistance from Thai authorities.