Army officers linked to Rohingya smuggling

SONGKHLA – Army officers from the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) are alleged to be involved in the smuggling of Rohingya migrants into Thailand, a police investigation has found.

Army commander in chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has confirmed the officers’ involvement to the Bangkok Post Sunday.

A high ranking police source involved in the case said the investigation found the trafficking of Rohingya migrants – mostly from Myanmar’s Rakhine state – to Malaysia via Songkhla had been going on for several years and was under the control of some military officers with ranks from major to colonel.

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