400 trafficked Rohingya rescued in Songkhla
Officials Thursday rescued some 400 Rohingya people from Myanmar who had been kept at a rubber plantation for three months by an alleged human-trafficking gang in Songkhla's Sadao district on the Malaysian border.
The gang reportedly planned to traffic the Rohingya for Bt60,000 per head to clients in Malaysia to work on fishing boats.
The authorities raided the plantation in Tambon Padung Besar and rescued the Rohingya, who included five girls and 61 boys under the age of 15.
Police arrested five Rohingya men who were minding the group, and seized a shotgun, a homemade pistol, 10 cellphones and one computer notebook.