Report: Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Authorities in Malaysia have discovered mass graves near camps run by people smugglers in the country’s north. The finding comes after 26 bodies were exhumed from trafficking camps in neighboring Thailand.

Malaysian police said Sunday the graves were found near 17 abandoned detention camps, believed to be used by human traffickers to hold people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh.

“These graves are believed to be a part of human trafficking activities involving migrants,” Home Minister Zahid Hamidi told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

The minister did not say how many bodies had been recovered. He said the camps were around Klian Intan, close to the Thai border.
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