Malasia - Traffickers arrested (2010)

On 21 July, Malaysian police said that they had arrested five immigration officers on charges of selling undocumented migrants from Burma to human traffickers. Investigations revealed that the officers took Burmese migrants who lived in Malaysia to Malaysia’s northern border with Thailand and handed them to human traffickers in exchange for up to 600 ringgit (USD 170) each. The traffickers then took the migrants into Thailand and told them to pay 2,000 ringgit (USD 570) each for their freedom or they would be forced to work in the fishing industry.

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