Organized Crime & Gangs

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade

“More than 130 suspected trafficking victims, mostly Bangladeshis but also stateless Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, have been found in Phang Nga since Oct. 11, according to Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Prayoon Rattanasenee, the acting governor of Phang Nga province, said that interviews conducted by police, rights groups and his own people revealed that the victims were ‘brought by force. Many were drugged but we don’t know the exact number,’ he told Reuters.”

Source: Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade | Reuters

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