Thailand's Trafficking Crackdown Adds to Migrants' Misery

A crackdown on human trafficking networks in Thailand is putting migrants fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh at more risk as smugglers hold their captives for longer at sea and hide deeper in the jungle, say activists and officials. Police have found more than 30 bodies, mostly believed to be of stateless Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, since last Friday after raiding camps in the country's south where migrants were held for ransom under brutal conditions. But activists and officials say the crackdown is also having an unintended effect: traffickers are taking greater risks to avoid being caught.



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