By: Wu Jhe-hao and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) A human trafficking ring targeting absconding foreign workers has been broken up in the southern agricultural county of Yunlin, police said Thursday.
Four ring members, including the leader surnamed Lin, and 21 absconding foreign workers were arrested in Thursday’s operation.
According to an investigation by police, the ring lured absconding foreign workers by providing them with lodging, only later to transport them to various farms in Yunlin where they would work illegally.
Lin and his ring members restricted the freedom of movement of the workers, and if they resisted, the ring members would deduct their salaries, beat them or threaten to report them to authorities, police said. [FULL STORY]