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Monday, June 1, 2015, Jaishtha 18, 1422 BS, Shaban 13, 1436 Hijr

51 held in Thailand for 'human trafficking', 30 on the run
Staff Correspondent
Published : Monday, 1 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 17
Arrest warrants have been issued for four more suspects allegedly involved in trafficking of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, police said on Saturday, according to Thai Daily newspaper The Nation published on Sunday.
Region 9 Police deputy commander Pol Maj-General Putthichat Ekachan said the four new arrest warrants brought the total to 81. Some 51 suspects have been arrested, while 30 were still at large.
He said police were hunting for the remaining suspects in Songkhla, Satun and Ranong. Putthichat said police Sunday brought 12 Rohingya migrants to identify sites believed to be camps where they were detained and asked to identify which suspects manned the camps where they were held.
The police also took pictures of various camps to show to some suspects who confessed to human trafficking charges, to identify which camp they worked at.
Songkhla Provincial Police deputy chief Pol Col Treewit Sripapa said 12 Rohingya migrants were brought to Glass Mountain in Songkhla's Sadao district.
He said the migrants remembered the route and led police to their camps. They told police details about each camp.
Meanwhile, a Thai national who allegedly owned a boat recently found by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, Myanmar's state media said on Sunday.

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