Thai policemen face action over Rohingya trafficking

Bangkok, Sep 22 (IANS) A total of 32 Thai policemen have been transferred to inactive posts for alleged involvement in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants, the media reported on Tuesday.

The transfers were made on Monday after a Police Commission meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, The Bangkok Post reported.

Prawit admitted that officials from state agencies, including the military and police force, were linked with trafficking. However, no details were provided about the officials.

So far a total of 153 arrest warrants have been issued for suspects and 90 have been detained in connection with Rohingya trafficking.

Another 37 out of 77 suspects in money-laundering cases related to Rohingya smuggling have also been apprehended.

Rohingyas are a Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar.

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