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May 2015

5/6/2015

Thai police find second human trafficking camp

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CNN

May 5, 2015
Thai police find second human trafficking camp

Thai police said Tuesday they had found a second camp used for human trafficking and had discovered three trafficking victims hiding in it.

The camp is close to one discovered last week in which Thai authorities said they found the remains of at least 26 people along with one survivor who had to be hospitalized.

Police are interviewing the three victims from the second camp.

The advocacy organization Human Rights Watch has said that human trafficking is out of control in Thailand. It said the dead at the first camp, which was found Friday, were Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar or Bangladesh.

CNN's Freedom Project works in Thailand as part of its effort to eliminate human trafficking.

Human Rights Watch said the first camp was discovered in the Sadao district of Songkhla province, in southern Thailand, near the border with Malaysia.

Fourteen high-ranking police officers were transferred out of t... [more]

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