Connect with us

Myanmar

23 Rohingya rescued from human trafficking operation in Tak

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Thanathip Moolvong/Flickr

Police and soldiers rescued 23 Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority that predominantly lives in Myanmar, from a human tracking ring based out of 2 locations in the northern Thai province of Tak. The rescue happened yesterday.

The operation is a result of the police determining that human traffickers had smuggled multiple Rohingya from the Myanmar border into Thailand. At one location, police discovered 20 Rohingya, which consisted of 16 women and 4 men, at a house in the Ban Mae Tao Klang community. Then, at another location on Islam Bamrung Road, police found 3 Rohingya, this time 2 women and 1 man, as well as a 61 year old suspect identified only 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 final destination in Malaysia.

Police charged Muhammad with allowing immigrants to stay in Thailand and enabling them to escape 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 most discriminated people in the world. A year prior to Sunday’s rescue, 12 Rohingya were arrested in Tak for illegal entry.

SOURCE: The Nation Thailand BBC

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Road deaths3 hours ago

Dead woman in car pulled out of Kanchana Buri canal

World3 hours ago

As Iran revolts, president vows to deal with protests

Election4 hours ago

POLL: Top 2 picks for prime minister are “nobody” and Ex-PM’s daughter

Sponsored2 days ago

From regulation to cannabis delivery, here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Thailand

China4 hours ago

No word from China on Xi military coup whispers

Pattaya4 hours ago

Intoxicated Pattaya tourist allegedly punches elderly Australian man in face

Thailand5 hours ago

Thai TikTok star detained at Singapore airport over huge amount of cash

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Kanchanaburi6 hours ago

Kanchanaburi school director found dead in canal

Pattaya8 hours ago

Small children in Pattaya learn to get help when locked in hot cars

Chiang Mai8 hours ago

Heavy rains collapse part of Chiang Mai’s ancient city wall

Events9 hours ago

6-hour whiskey drinking contest draws criticism

Pattaya10 hours ago

Pattaya official urges mayor to expand legal nightlife zone

Thailand10 hours ago

Things you can do in Thailand during the rainy season

Indonesia10 hours ago

Earthquake in Indonesia felt throughout southern Thailand

Patong11 hours ago

Foreign women rescued from rip current in Patong

Thailand1 day ago

Woman smashes up her 1.5 million baht car over feud with Ford Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending