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Human trafficking ring busted in Malaysia

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 17:41

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police on Friday rescued 21 children, aged between one month and nine years, with the arrest of 43 members of a human trafficking syndicate.

10 boys and 11 girls were rescued after police launched a simultaneous operation in seven states yesterday, Star online said today.

"We are also working closely with Interpol on a few of the children believed to have been taken to neighbouring countries," Penang state police chief Deputy Comm Abdul Rahim Hanafi told a press conference.
The case is being investigated under the country`s of Anti-Human Trafficking Act, which carries a jail term of not less than three years and not exceeding 20 years upon conviction.


First Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 17:41

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