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Burmese boat people 'sold to smugglers'

An investigation by the BBC has revealed that Thai officials have been allegedly selling boat people to human traffickers.

Thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma's far west have taken to the sea in the last few months, heading east to Thailand.

The BBC found that boats from Rakhine state were being intercepted by Thai navy and police, with deals then being done to sell the people to traffickers.

Jonah Fisher reports from Thailand.

  • 21 Jan 2013
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