'New' human trafficking campsite discovered in Malaysia

'New' human trafficking campsite discovered in Malaysia

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia - A few kilometres off a road in Perlis nearing the Thai border lies a campsite once lived in by hundreds of trafficked victims.

It is believed that the "new" campsite is two years older than the 27 human trafficking camps found by authorities.

What's left now is scattered with bamboo, wood and plastic sheets.

Calling it a campsite might be an understatement. The pillars are looped with barbwire and walls with mesh wire.

Three guard towers surround the "cage", with a watch area located at an elevated space.

In the corner, a bathtub can be seen on top of a wooden cage big enough to fit a polar bear.

The campsite is believed to have been destroyed on purpose by human traffickers.

Police are currently investigating the link between this site and the other camps discovered.

It was reported Monday that Malaysian police had found 139 graves and 27 human trafficking camps in Padang Besar.

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