2 cops, not 12, probed in connection with mass graves

2 cops, not 12, probed in connection with mass graves
Members of a police forensic team carry a body bag with human remains dug from the grave near the abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern Malaysia.

WANG KELIAN: Not all the 12 people arrested in connection with the mass graves discovered here are policemen, clarified Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He said only two of those probed were policemen and that the officers were believed to have transported illegal migrants.

"The balance of those arrested were just involved in smuggling of goods," Dr Wan Junaidi told a press conference at Wang Kelian General Operations Force tactical base here on Thursday.

The Deputy Minister was responding to reports that 12 police officers had been nabbed in three operations since last year for suspected involvement in human trafficking.

Some 139 graves and 28 trafficking camps have been found since Ops Wawasan Khas launched was launched on May 11.

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