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Dutch Fugitive Wanted in Netherlands of Human Trafficking Arrested in Thailand

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CHON BURI – A 68 year-old Dutchman wanted over charges of human trafficking, forced prostitution and tax evasion in his home country, the Netherlands, has been arrested in Thailand.

Jacob Jan Schipper, 68, had been wanted and listed on Interpol list for his crimes committed between January 1997 and March 2000.

Thai police traced and found him at a condominium in Sattahip district of the eastern Chon Buri province.

Police said the investigators discovered money transactions worth over Bt20 million to his Thai bank account. The authorities seized Bt1.5 million of cash in his apartment.

Schipper, who has also been charged with overstaying his visa, is facing charges of human trafficking, forced prostitution, human smuggling, as well as tax evasion and fraud in his home country.

Interpol notice shows Schipper had allegedly conspired to force 11 women into prostitution and smuggled Brazilian women from the Netherlands to another country for prostitution