Ops to exhume remains of human trafficking ends today

Forensic policemen carry body bags with human remains found at the site of human trafficking camps in the jungle close the Thailand border. — Reuters pic
Forensic policemen carry body bags with human remains found at the site of human trafficking camps in the jungle close the Thailand border. — Reuters pic

WANG KELIAN, June 9 — Operations to exhume and remove the skeletal remains of victims of human trafficking that began on May 25 came to an end today.

Malaysian police said seven more shrouded bodies were found in seven graves at Bukit Genting Perah around 2.10pm and were brought down at 5.55pm today via Felcra Lubuk Sireh.

The latest findings bring the total number of bodies found to date to 106.

“With the latest discovery, operations to exhume the remains carried out by the police comprising forensic experts, the criminal investigation department and the General Operations Force came to an end today,” the police said in a statement here today.

Yesterday, 31 graves were discovered but only 30 skeletal remains were found (one grave was empty). The remains were removed from the site of the graves at Bukit Genting Perah via Felcra Lubuk Sireh.

On June 5, 14 shrouded skeletal remains were exhumed from 12 graves (two graves had remains of two people) in the forest reserve of Mata Air and yesterday 20 shrouded remains were found in 20 graves at the same site.

Prior to that 35 corpses and human skeletons were removed from Bukit Wang Burma. — Bernama

Related Articles