Child Smuggling Syndicate from Myanmar Detected

30 October 2007
Rantau Panjang

During a random check on a suspicious van near Felda Kemahang 3 on Sunday at 6am, state anti-smuggling unit (UPP) officers uncovered a possible child smuggling syndicate.

When UPP officers approached the van, it sped off and a chase ensued. The van ended up in a ditch and the driver managed to escape into a rubber plantation. 21 people from Myanmar, including 15 children and some as young as 6 months old, were found in the van.

Two children were injured and warded at the Pasir Mas district hospital.

The case has been passed on to the immigration authorities.

The Star Online – Child-smuggling syndicate uncovered
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