23 Rohingya rescued from human trafficking operation in Tak

Police and troopers rescued 23 Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority that predominantly lives in Myanmar, from a human monitoring ring based out of 2 locations in the northern Thai province of Tak. The rescue occurred yesterday.
The operation is a result of the police determining that human traffickers had smuggled a quantity of Rohingya from the Myanmar border into Thailand. At one location, police found 20 Rohingya, which consisted of sixteen ladies and four males, at a house in the Ban Mae Tao Klang neighborhood. Then, at one other location on Islam Bamrung Road, police discovered 3 Rohingya, this time 2 girls and 1 man, as properly as a 61 year old suspect identified solely as Muhammad, who police arrested.
In the course of the investigation, Muhammad allegedly confessed that he had provided housing to the 23 Rohingya who allegedly, illegally entered Thailand. The suspect adds that Burmese human traffickers had transported the 23 people to the accommodations prior to taking them to their ultimate destination in Malaysia.
Police charged Muhammad with permitting immigrants to remain in Thailand and enabling them to flee arrest. He was then taken to investigation officers for further legal proceedings.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described the Rohingya as one of the discriminated folks on the planet. Myths to Sunday’s rescue, 12 Rohingya have been arrested in Tak for illegal entry..

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