British Asia News Network- AD
Dhaka, May 14: Police have stopped dozens of Rohingya Muslims, majority of them women, who were trafficked to Malaysia by boat. 69 Rohingya were promised work in Malaysia by traffickers who were from Cox's Bazar district refugee camps.
Many Rohingya Muslims have boarded boats in past months trying to reach Malaysia. An estimated 25,000 Rohingya crossed the Andaman Sea for Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in 2015, many drowning in unsafe and overloaded boats.
As per a police officer “After getting information from a secret source, our team carried out an operation last night and rescued them.” Police did not arrest any traffickers.