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Complicity of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police in Trafficking of Rohingyas

By Rohingya Eye

Maungdaw, Arakan (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) is complicit with the Human Traffickers in trafficking Rohingya people from Myanmar to Malaysia via Thailand, according to the reliable sources.

Recently, the Border Guard Police in southern Maungdaw has helped a human trafficker in extorting money from a Rohingya man. The man’s daughter was being trafficked to Malaysia but daughter reached Indonesia instead.

“U Niyamat Ullah (son of) U Abdu Gaffar, 40, a local of Kyauk Pandu (Shitaaf) village in southern Maungdaw. U Noor Amin (son of) Zafar, 40, is a human trafficker from the same village.

Recently, before the human trafficking that unfolded in the region after the findings of mass graves in southern Thailand, the trafficker coaxed U Niyamat Ullah to send his daughter to her husband who is living in Malaysia. The trafficker said that he (U Niyamat Ullah had to just pay Kyat 200,000 in advance and the remaining amount of Kyat 800,000 only if his daughter reached Malaysia.

Unfortunately for him, his daughter didn’t reach to Malaysia but stranded in Indonesia instead. Therefore, U Niyamat Ulllah, according to the verbal agreement made, he didn’t pay the amount of Kyat 800,000 to the trafficker.

However, the trafficker, U Noor Amin, went to the Border Guard Police camp in Kyauk Pandu village and informed the village about it. Therefore, the police summoned U Niyamat Ullah and extorted Kyat 800,000 from him by using threats. The, the Border Guard Police took their shares from it and gave the remaining to the human trafficker” said a local in the village on the condition of anonymity.

“Instead of taking strong and effective actions against the human trafficking, a serious international crime, Myanmar’s armed forces are rather complicit in the crime. They are simply facilitating the crime. The concerned authorities should take actions in time before it becomes even worse” he continued.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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