Burma Times Correspondent: June 28, 2015
Villagers in Hashurata, Maungdaw South are saying that three beggars missing from their village since April might have been kidnapped by human traffickers.
Although the beggars are unlikely to pay the ransom money, traffickers often sell many of their migrants as slave labour in Thailand. Also when a boat takes off from the coast of Arakan, two or three migrants are executed by traffickers to strike fear into the hearts of the other passengers to make sure they obey orders without fuss.
Previously, many madrasa student boarders in the area were kidnapped by human traffickers. One of the madarasa teachers, Maulavi Bashir supervised this kidnapping, according to local sources.
Other tabbes of the region – Nur us Salam, Fazal, Rashid and Hashim are also involved in the syndicate.
The boss of the ring is tabbe Saudia (also known as Jojoiya). The ring is also known to be well protected by the BGP.
Hashurata is one of the human trafficking hotpots from where hundreds, including many women are transported on to boats. Sources say when there are a few passengers short, this gang headed by Saudia turns kidnapping.