Burma Times Correspondent: May 06, 2015
A human trafficker has sold his victims to another criminal ring despite collecting ransom from them.
About 35 Rohingya Muslims from the Buthidaung area paid 1.5 million kyats to Belal, a man from Hashurata. But instead of taking them over to the Malaysian border as he had earlier promised, he has transferred them to another ring on Tuesday.
Now the new ring is promising that they will be taken to Malaysia and given jobs but only after the payment of 5000 ringgits, which is roughly 1.5 million kyats more.
Victims say that their families had sold everything to collect 1.5 million kyats and it would be impossible to make the additional payment.
The Rohingyas continue to languish in a jungle camp.