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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Nearly 200 Human Trafficking Cases Exposed Across Myanmar In Nine Months

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Myanmar police have exposed a total of 191 human trafficking cases across the country, in the first nine months of this year, according to figures released by the Anti-Trafficking Police Force today (Wednesday).

From Jan to Sept this year, 556 traffickers were charged in connection with the cases and 279 people were victimised.

Altogether 25 people, including seven children, were victimised while 54 traffickers were charged, in connection with 15 human trafficking cases in Sept alone.

Under Myanmar’s 2005 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law, people who smuggle women and children were sentenced to at least 10 years or up to lifetime or fine.

Money or property received through trafficking will be confiscated by the government

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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