Bangladesh criminals sell Rohingya women in Thai sex industry
Bangladesh police have arrested human traffickers and 39 Rohingya refugees attempting a sea journey to Malaysia, according to our correspondent.
On Tuesday at around 10 am, Bangladesh Coast Guard located 39 refugees north of St Martin’s Island. They also arrested infamous human trafficker Syed Alam on the spot. Alam is from Ukhia in Bangladesh and long been known as one of the most notorious human trafficker who profits from the desperation of Muslim refugees in Burma.
Four hours later, Detective Branch of Bangladesh police launched an operation in the remote island of Moheshkhali and arrested six of Alam’s accomplices. They are Noor Ahmed, Md Abdul Qayum, Abu Taher, Nurul Amin, Abdullah and Noor Hossain.
Rohingyas refugees in Malaysia have told Burma Times that all of those who got on boats of Syed Alam were beaten regularly by him and his accomplices. They also said that all the women on the boats were raped in the jungle camps of southern Thailand.
Very few of the women who got on his boats have made it to Thailand, according to our sources. Refugees in Malaysia say that the women have been sold to Thailand’s lucrative sex industry.
Locals in Bangladesh allege that Syed Alam conducted his business in nexus with police and Bangladesh Border Guards.