Malaysia police say they have identified mastermind behind the human trafficking camps

Malaysia police say they have identified mastermind behind the human trafficking camps
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe they have identified the mastermind behind the human trafficking camps in Perlis, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Police are investigating the man, reportedly named "Yassin", who is also believed to be the main agent in the syndicate.

"We will find the perpetrator," Khalid told reporters yesterday.

He added that any police personnel found to be involved would also face the music.

"We are gathering more evidence and, like I said before, if there is proof that our men were involved, we will not compromise.

"They will be brought to justice," he said.

Kedah Rohingya Society in Malaysia deputy chairman Yusof Ali was quoted as saying that Yassin was the agent responsible for "buying" Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants from a syndicate in southern Thailand.

He had said that the migrants were kept temporarily at transit camps in Wang Kelian before they were sold.

Yusof had said that Yassin, a Rohingya who is in his 30s and lived in southern Thailand, might have slipped back into Myanmar after his activities were exposed.

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