19 human trafficking suspects nabbed in M'sia since January
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
The Malaysian marine police, in its efforts to curb human trafficking and smuggling around the waters off Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor, have nabbed 19 suspects connected to six human trafficking cases since January.
Marine police (region two) commander Assistant Commissioner Zainul Abidin Hasan said this was an increase from the single case reported in the same period last year.
'Throughout last year, we recorded five cases with 66 people detained,' he told reporters at a community policing event in Kampung Kukup Laut here yesterday.
Zainul said 481 people were also detained for not possessing valid travel documents last year.
Since January, they have caught 223 illegal immigrants for similar offences.
Zainul added that the marine police also worked closely with Indonesian authorities and local fishermen for information on any suspicious activities off the national waters.
On the marine police involvement in the search and rescue operations of the missing MH370 incident, he said his team had yet to receive any orders for the mission in the region. (***)
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