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News From July
August 2, 2018

The news about trafficking from the past month has been remarkably slow. One major development occurred, however: the discovery and arrest of a major trafficking ring in Thailand.

Twenty-three traffickers were arrested in a major crackdown by Thai police. In their operation, they uncovered major trafficking routes from Myanmar through Thailand to Malaysia. The traffickers would smuggle people from Koh Song, an island near Ranong, an island in the south of Thailand, to Hat Yai, and then eventually to towns on the Thai-Malaysian border.

The people being smuggled were primarily Rohingya and Myanmar nationals.

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