Burma Times Correspondent: May 11, 2015
A trafficker is refusing to release his hostages even after full payment has been made.
Md Kamal s/o Md Hossain, a trafficker from Amla fara, Akyab has long been involved in the illegal trafficking of both Rohingya men and women. Many times, he promised families in Akyab that the women he got on the boat would be taken safely to their relatives in Malaysia.
Once he gets the ransom money in Thailand, he sells them to the country’s sex industry.
This time he is refusing to release 8 men whose families have paid the ransom money in full.