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Children among 20 smuggled Myanmar people locked in Songkhla warehouse

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Children among 20 smuggled Myanmar people locked in Songkhla warehouse

By Santiparp Ramasutra 
The Nation

 

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Police in Songkhla on Saturday rescued 20 scared and hungry people from Myanmar, victims of traffickers who’d locked them inside a border warehouse.
 

Residents told police they’d heard the sound of children crying for several days in the usually deserted warehouse in Sadao district.

 

Pol General Suchart Thirasawat, an inspector-general in charge of an anti-trafficking unit, led the rescue operation on Saturday night.

 

“We found the building heavily locked from outside and could we hear women and children crying inside,” he said.

 

The locks were soon broken open, revealing the migrants sitting in the dark without windows or electricity. 

 

There were five children, the youngest a toddler, and nine adult men and six women.

 

“All of them were glad to see us,” Suchart said.

 

They told their rescuers they’d been locked up for five days without food, surviving only on rainwater trickling in.

 

It appears they were smuggled in from Myanmar and were destined for Malaysia.

 

Suchart vowed to catch the traffickers.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30371990

 

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I f the perpetrators of this disgusting act are caught they should face life in prison with no parole.

 

What has happened to those rescued? 

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I haven't seen any results of cooperation between the Malaysians and Thais concerning the violence associated with the autonomy issues in the south so I don't expect to see any here also.

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On 6/30/2019 at 4:35 PM, RJRS1301 said:

What has happened to those rescued? 

Good question, I hope they have been given food and check them to see if they need any medical treatment 

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All of them were glad to see us,” Suchart said.

 

Bet that wont last long 🤔

 

Residents told police they’d heard the sound of children crying for several days in the usually deserted warehouse in Sadao district.

 

But didn't think anything of it I suppose🤔

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