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193 Bangladeshis locked up in shop house enroute to Malaysia for jobs


Bangladesh men stand as they arrive at immigration detention center in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, February 6, 2019.

Bangladesh men stand as they arrive at immigration detention center in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, February 6, 2019.

MEDAN, Indonesia: Indonesian police found 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a shop house after human traffickers had lured them with the promise of getting them to Malaysia for jobs, an immigration official said on Thursday.

The men entered Indonesia as tourists via Bali and the city of Yogyakarta with the intention of going to Malaysia for work, North Sumatra's immigration chief said.

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