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Malaysian Police Probed Over Graves

15 28.05.2015 Инфо

Malaysia is investigating 12 policemen suspected of involvement in human-trafficking camps found in the remote north of the country. Four of them had been arrested during various police investigations since early last year said Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. The migrants are mainly Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, also known as Burma, or economic migrants from Bangladesh. Authorities said 139 graves had been found on the border with Thailand. The route is used by people-smugglers bringing migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh into Malaysia. The discovery of the camps in Thailand triggered a crackdown on human-trafficking that appears to have led traffickers to abandon their human cargo on boats in the waters off Thailand.