56 Burmese Muslims Arrested on Boat
The Burmese border security
force, Nasaka, arrested 56 Burmese Muslims on a boat
Wednesday evening as they were heading to
Among them, five are from
A Nasaka commander from the regional five areas, Major Sein Win, arrested them on the boat at the mouth of the Naff River while the Nasaka team was patrolling the sea, said the Nasaka source.
The boat had left for
After the engine failure the boat floated on the sea for five days. On 19 December, two fishing boats from Akyab saw the boat and dragged it to the coastal area of Maungdaw upon request.
At that time, the Nasaka patrol team saw the boat being dragged by another two boats on the sea, and seized the boat and arrested the passengers and crew.
Nasaka sources said the individuals confessed that they were
Recently, nearly 200 Burmese Muslims from
northern Arakan were also arrested in