Police keeping close watch on Wang Kelian

PADANG BESAR: Police are constantly monitoring the area in Bukit Wang Burma in Wang Kelian near here, the site where a mass grave and human trafficking camp was discovered in 2015.

Perlis police chief Datuk Muhammad Abdul Halim said the General Operations Force and VAT 69 conduct foot patrols regularly on the Malaysia-Thailand border area to ensure there are no new camps or entry of illegal immigrants.

“No new graves have been detected and reports show no signs of new immigrant camps at the border,” he told reporters after carrying out an inspection around Bukit Wang Burma on Saturday, Bernama reported.

The media also joined the operation with the Perlis police chief on a hilly jungle path to reach an old camp site.

Muhammad said the inspected area was a former campsite out of a total of 27 active camps then believed to be used by smugglers to bring in illegal immigrants.

Muhammad said based on the latest reports of arrests in Perlis, illegal immigrants were being smuggled into the country across the state border by cutting through the fencing and via agents or transporters who used the services of locals.

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