Thai policeman arrested as key suspect in human trafficking of Rohingya

Unique have arrested a man who they consider has trafficked no less than 200 Rohingya refugees into Thailand on their approach to Malaysia.
56 year outdated Charin Chuenchom was arrested over the weekend at a house in Ratchaburi, east of Bangkok. Chanin consequently confessed and was handed over to authorities for prosecution
The Rohingya are a stateless, primarily Muslim ethnic group dwelling in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. They are not permitted to hold Burmese citizenship and have confronted historical persecution culminating in the August 2017 assaults on them by the Burmese military (Tatmadaw). There had been an estimated 1 million Rohingya in Myanmar before the 2016–17 disaster in which many fled, many by sea and others as refugees crossing the northern border into Bangladesh.
Thailand does not recognise Rohingya as refugees and prior to now has arrested, detained and deported them back to Myanmar.
In 2013 the UN described the Rohingya as some of the persecuted minorities in the world, comparing their conditions to apartheid and accusing the Tatmadaw of “genocide”.
Police imagine Chanin was a key player in a human trafficking gang, including a former railway policeman, illegally shifting Rohingya people out of Myanmar via Thailand to Malaysia. The Bangkok Post stories that they charged each migrant 12,000 baht for ‘safe’ passage to Malaysia.
“We imagine the gang have smuggled Rohingya people into Thailand greater than 20 times, with 10-15 folks every time, and picked up more than four million baht,” police told Bangkok Post.
Authorities arrested 14 Rohingya migrants and two Thai smugglers on a train in Nakhon Si Thammarat in January final 12 months. They suspect Chanin used stolen identities to buy their practice tickets. He’s been charged with smuggling migrants and human trafficking.
The prepare was headed for the Thai-Malaysian border. The migrants were extremely hungry as that they had no meals and solely somewhat consuming water..

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