Human trafficking ring busted in Malaysia



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.

PTI