Malaysian Authorites Uncover 24 bodies of Suspected Victims of Human Trafficking

Malaysian Authorites Uncover 24 bodies of Suspected Victims of Human Trafficking
The graves were found in the state of Perlis near the Thai border not far from 139 grave sites unearthed in May, Perlis
The graves were found in the state of Perlis near the Thai border not far from 139 grave sites unearthed in May

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PERLIS – Malaysian Authorites say they have unearthed another 24 bodies of suspected victims of human trafficking in jungles bordering Thailand.

Police say another 24 bodies have been discovered this week, in addition to 106 bodies found earlier. Police said in a statement Sunday that the bodies have been sent for autopsy.

The discoveries in northern Malaysia followed similar revelations earlier in May in Thailand, where police unearthed 36 bodies from shallow graves in seven abandoned camps on the Thai side of the border.

Authorities in May said they discovered more than 100 suspected graves in abandoned jungle camps in northern state of Perlis, a remote area bordering Thailand that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point.

Most were believed to be from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.

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