Four suspected human traffickers arrested in Thailand

Thai police announce arrest of key figure in human trafficking and three of his partners, saving 400 trafficked migrants

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Thai police arrested four suspected of involvement in human trafficking, one of whom is believed to be a key figure in the south east Asian trafficking network, they announced on Monday.

The police arrested Soe Naing - also known as “Anwar” - last Tuesday, and uncovered a camp containing 26 bodies on Friday - the first major bust of the trade in humans in Thailand, according to officials.

"He [Soe Naing or Anwar] is being questioned in another part of the investigation which we are not taking him to show for now," said national police chief, Police General Somyot Poompanmuang.

Police said they closed the camp near the Thai-Malaysia border, where more than 400 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were imprisoned for ransom.

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