Malaysia: 139 Suspected Graves in Human Trafficker's Camps

Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves.
The camps also included barbed wired pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.
National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said forensics experts were exhuming the suspected graves found at 28 vacated camps in the hilly jungle area on the border with Thailand.
Khalid told reporters he never expected to see such cruelty. He talked to reporters reporters at a police outpost several (miles) from the camps.
At one camp, police found "a highly decomposed body" that will be examined by forensics experts. Meanwhile, Khalid said, teams began the work of digging up the areas believed to be graves — mounds of earth, covered with leaves and marked by sticks.



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