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Human Trafficking: Six Boats with Rohingyas on Board Prepare for Thailand

Human Trafficking: Six Boats with Rohingyas on Board Prepare for Thailand
May 11
08:46 2015

By Rohingya Mirror

Maungdaw, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) — Six more boats fully loaded with Rohingya people on board is preparing to leave for Thailand from Bay of Bengal off the coast of southern Maungdaw, according to the reliable sources.

It has been learnt that there are 30 human traffickers on the six boats along with the boat people said to be waiting in the Bay of Bengal off the shore of Kyauk Pandu (Shitaaf) village in southern Maungdaw.

“They anchored in the bay of Bengal since they have heard that human traffickers have been being arrested in Thailand. Once they get green signal from Thailand side, they are said to be ready to set off” said a local in southern Maungdaw.

“The traffickers bribed Burmese authority while leaving the coast. And since the people have already left the coast of Maungdaw, Arakan, they are considered by the authority to have left Myanmar. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for the boat people floating there to return home.

Once a Rohingya leaves home, he/she can’t return home” he continued.

On the other hand, a joint force of around 100 Border Guard Police (BGP), Military and Police altogether raided and besieged ‘Du Nyaung Pin Gyi’ village (Shaira Fara), in southern Maungdaw around 5:30PM last Friday. They stopped every Rohingya man found for search and investigation. Having done investigation, they released all the people.

However, they arrested Mv Hashimullah and sent him to Maungdaw police station on pretext of illegally visiting Bangladesh. The joint force left the village around 8:00 PM of the day.

According to the locals, the armed forces raided the village to arrest the notorious human trafficker known as Abdur Rahman (son of) Holil, a local of the village.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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