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Have you woken up to 'fake Rohingya refugees' crisis? Indonesia police bust people-smuggling network from Bangladesh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 April 2018, 16:35 IST

A new smuggling network has been busted by Indonesian police. They have confirmed that they are working along with the Australian Federal Police to bust the full racket of the people-smuggling network. This revelation has come after the Rohingya refugees took the water route to escape Myanmar camps.

Brigadier General Herry Rudolf Nahak from Indonesian National Police shared the three of the smugglers were Rohingya, Bangladeshi and Indonesian. Nahak shared, "The Indonesian police have named three suspects, including a Rohingya man, as the organisers of a 'complex scheme' to bring people to Australia illegally,"

He has also thanked the Australian Federal Police without whose help the ring couldn't have been unearthed.

This racket was operated by people smugglers. They organised fake papers for the Bangladeshi men who were brought to Malaysia by a speedboat. After crossing Indonesian portion of Kalimantan and Java they were smuggled to Papuan port which was the nearest destination to Australia.

Then after they hired a local fishing boat and brought the men to the Australian mainland.

As per police Indonesian communities helped Rohingya Muslim with a feeling that they are fellow Muslim.

Also Read: 80 Rohingya, seeking asylum, brave death to reach Indonesia via sea route

First published: 25 April 2018, 16:35 IST
 
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