Akyab, Feb 28
27 Muslims arrested with human trafficking gang in Akyab
27 Muslims were arrested by Akyab police, along with a trafficking gang, while
they were preparing to depart to
The incident took place in the middle of the night, on 24 February, when
police arrested them in the Than Ban Chaung Creek, near the Akyab main post
Among those arrested, 8 were women, and there were not any children involved.
According to police sources, the traffickers were paid close to 250,000
Burmese Kyat a person before leaving for
All arrestees were from the Unbala and Nazi Wra Quarters of Akyab, the capital
Jail, according to a policeman from the Zee Gri Gate police outpost, by phone
All involved denied the accusation that they were trying to leave for
the police added.
Even though police department refused to disclose the names of the
traffickers, the group was reported to be from the Unbala Quarter, and were
apparently linked with some army officials.
The authorities also arrested Army Sergeant Thein Theik, from Nazi Para, a
Muslim village outpost in the
a human trafficking case, along with his colleague, Mr Bodu Shouku, a known
human trafficker. #
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