Fatal accident uncovers human trafficking

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PAHANG- A disastrous accident which occurred on the East Coast Expressway (LPT) had led to the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to unfold a human trafficking syndicate delivering illegal Myanmar nationals.

The doings of the syndicate were uncovered upon four illegal Myanmar nationals were killed in the road crash on the LPT near Temerloh, Pahang last week. Six others suffered injury when the car smuggling them had skidded and turtled on the highway.

“Police had remanded the driver, a 29 year old man from Kelantan to assist in investigations,” said Pahang CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad.

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SAC Mohd Zakaria said investigations have discovered more than 10 Myanmar nationals had been smuggled into the country by the syndicate and were in different vehicles simultaneously.

“The devastating accident led the authorities to blunder the human trafficking activities after the four departed turned out to be illegals,” said SAC Mohd Zakaria.

“The group was brought in via the seas along the Malaysia-Thai border in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan,” he added.

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