Burma Times Correspondent: June 03, 2015
Two people have been arrested and assaulted by police on charges of human trafficking in Naffura, Maungdaw North.
37 year Kader Hossain and 32 year Syed Amin were arrested on Monday by police and tortured in custody.
They were released the same day after a net payment of 1.2million kyats.
According to local sources, Kader and Syed are traders with no links to the trafficking business. A few days earlier, the local Chengum asked the two men for money. It is thought that after not getting money from the men, the Chengum created the trafficking story.
The police was well aware of the men’s innocence.