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DSI to probe berry-picking fiasco The Nation / Phuket Gazette
PHUKET: The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will take over a case in which workers from the Northeast were duped by a promise of berry-picking jobs in Sweden and Finland – then left unpaid and unaided abroad.
Some workers suffered extreme stress reportedly to the point of suicide, while some struggled just to get money to return home.

Former berry-pickers Winai Kaewkebkham, from Khon Kaen, and Sudjai Thongsri, from Chaiyaphum, yesterday urged Pol Lt-Col Kornwat Panprapakorn, the chief DSI investigator for the Northeast, to help after they failed to get paid.

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