Cops identify main suspect in Perlis human trafficking cases

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic
IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved in human trafficking in Perlis and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates. — Reuters pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Police have identified an individual named ‘Yassin’ as the main suspect who acted as an agent of human trafficking syndicates in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations were being carried out to find all suspects who are believed to be involved and further action would be taken to eradicate such syndicates.

“For your information, among the Rohingyas, the name Yassin is a common name, like Aung (for) non-Muslims... for Muslims, it is Yassin. So, we know who he is (Yassin), Let us conduct our investigation and take further action,” he told reporters after attending a rank installation ceremony for senior police officers and handing over of duties of the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director and JIPS Police Family Association (Perkep) chairman here, today.

Khalid was asked to comment on allegations by the deputy chairman of the Kedah Rohingya Society in Malaysia Yusof Ali recently that the transit camp found by the Malaysian authorities in Wang Kelian was believed to have been used to house victims of human trafficking crimes who were bought by a big agent of the syndicate known as ‘Yassin.’

He stressed that the police would not compromise and would take legal action against any agent, bodies or enforcement (personnel) who were found to be involved.

During the ceremony, Datuk Jamshah Mustapha and Datuk Noriah Hashim had their rank installed and they held new posts of director of JIPS and chairman of JIPS Perkep, respectively. — Bernama

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