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Human-trafficking suspect arrested, two more surrender

The search for more Rohingya victims continues in Songkhla, as the hunt intensifies for the human trafickers behind the death camps.Image by: Pornprom Satrabhaya

Human-trafficking suspect arrested, two more surrender
May 11
06:15 2015

Another human-trafficking suspect has been arrested and two other people sought in connection with the illegal operation have surrendered to police in Satun province, Deputy Police chief Ake Angsananont said on Sunday morning.

Speaking to a press conference at the operations centre of the Region 9 Provincial Police Bureau headquarters in Songkhla, Pol Gen Ake identified the arrested suspect as Abu Ha-ura, a member of the Satun provincial administration organisation (PAO) representing Khuan Don district.

He said two other people who are members of Mr Abu’s trafficking network had surrendered, but he did not identify them.

Pol Gen Ake said warrants had now been issued for 49 people suspected of involvement in the trafficking of Rohingya and other victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh, of whom 15 of them had been arrested. The 34 others were still on the run.

He said police had taken all of the arrested suspects to the Nathawi Provincial Court to seek permission for their detention pending further interrogation. They were denied bail by the court.

Pol Gen Ake said two police officers subject to arrest warrants have been dismissed from police service.

Searchers, meanwhile, have found another body, believed to be of a Rohingya victim of human trafficking, at a deserted cemetery in Ban Koh Yai in tambon Padaeng Besar in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district.

The body was found accidentally as officials were digging up an area in the cemetery with an excavator to bury 13 bodies of the Rohingya people which had been earlier found and examined by forensic doctors of Songkhla Nakarin Hospital.

The body has been sent to Songkhla Nakarin Hospital for a postmortem examination.

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