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139 grave sites, 28 trafficking camps found in Malaysia: police

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 12:23
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A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country's top police official told reporters Monday.

[KUALA LUMPUR] A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country's top police official told reporters Monday.

"(Authorities) found 139 suspected graves. They are not sure how many bodies are inside each grave," national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said.

Mr Khalid also said the largest of the camps could have housed up to 300 people, as he announced details of the first such sites to be found on Malaysian soil since a regional human-trafficking crisis erupted earlier this month.

AFP