15 illegal migrants found in forest eating raw banana stalk to survive.
Officials from the Children Women Families Protection Center and the Anti Human Trafficking Division are continuing the work in finding and catching illegal migrants coming in the country to work. Most of these illegal migrants are from Myanmar, they are commonly hidden in Hat Yai District and Sadao District in Songkhla province waiting to be transported into Malaysia.
15 Burmese Citizens were found hiding in a forest located in Hat Yai District. The only shield they had from the sun and the rain is a thin rubber blanket and the thick tree’s. Out of the 15 Burmese, 14 are male with only 1 female found in the group. All were discovered starving with no proper food or water.
The only food that they have used to survive is from the banana trees in the forest. There is evidence of the migrants using pieces of wood as tools used to cut into the banana trees, the raw banana bark is their main source of food and water.
The discovery of the 15 Burmese lead the officers to another Burmese migrant and 2 Thai agents connected to the illegal migrants. A rented room was found in Sadao District, this room is estimated to be used as one of the hiding locations where migrants wait to be transported or moved to another hidden location.
A pile of documents and a car was seized in the process. Inside the car was a hat with a printed symbol of a government sector on it, this was an attempt to fool the officers into not suspecting the vehicle. The 15 Burmese have been sent to see whether any of them are victims of human trafficking. The remaining 3 agents, 2 Thais, and 1 Burmese will be investigated for further connection into the illegal transportation of migrants network involved. As to now, the officials have learned that there are people within the network from Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
FB Caption: The only shield they had from the sun and the rain is a thin rubber blanket and the thick tree’s. The only food that they have used to survive is from the banana trees in the forest.
Source: INN News