Burma Times Correspondent: August 18, 2015
Authorities have assigned notorious human trafficker Siraj Ullah to ‘convince’ Rohingyas in Gojjon Dhia of Maungdaw South to accept the green card.
Siraj, also an infamous tabbe has long created a reign of terror in the region. In the last two years, he has also created a huge trafficking syndicate along with his associate Sawdeeya Oo from nearby Hashurata. The profits have been so enormous that even the security forces, generally the primary beneficiaries of human trafficking have been awestruck by his riches.
This has also brought him to the attention of the higher authorities and they have threatened to prosecute Siraj for his crimes. But his backers have struck a deal with the state government in Akyab that Siraj and his gang of human traffickers will deliver the Rohingyas in Gojjon Dhia to the green card scheme and in return the traffickers will not be prosecuted.
Siraj and his gang are known for their extreme cruelty and most villagers in the area have fled their homes from Sunday in anticipation of an attack by the traffickers.