Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said.
Duong was 18 and looking forward to seeing a new place and meeting new people when she set out with her aunt Mai and Mai’s boyfriend Lap to see his parents in Vinh Phuc Province. For a Dao minority girl from the rural district of Yen Binh in Yen Bai Province, it was like traveling into another country, and she was excited.
On their way out of Thailand, several workers boarded fishery trawlers to go offshore for fishing in the Indonesian sea, but they returned as trafficked entities. The workers were rescued by Thai authorities and brought home on a Royal Thai Air Force C-130 aircraft.