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Bangladeshi slaves rescued from jungle in Thailand

Thailand police rescue a group of Bangladeshi nationals at a rubber plantaion of the country's southern part on October 11. The arrestees were trafficked into the country illegally. Photo grabbed from BBC video

Thailand police rescue a group of Bangladeshi nationals at a rubber plantaion of the country’s southern part on October 11. The arrestees were trafficked into the country illegally. Photo grabbed from BBC video

Dozens of Bangladeshis have been rescue after being abducted and shipped to Thailand to be sold as slaves.

Thailand police arrest a group of Bangladeshi nationals at a rubber plantaion of the country's southern part on October 11. The arrestees were trafficked into the country illegally. Photo grabbed from BBC video

Thailand police rescue a group of Bangladeshi nationals at a rubber plantaion of the country’s southern part on October 11. The arrestees were trafficked into the country illegally. Photo grabbed from BBC video

The men were promised well-paid jobs, before being drugged, bound and kidnapped.

The government in Thailand say they are trying to fight the slave trade, but have been accused of “dragging their heels” on the issue.

The rescued Bangladeshis are at a shelter in Thailand. Photo grabbed from BBC video

The rescued Bangladeshis are at a shelter in Thailand. Photo grabbed from BBC video

On October 14, two Thai men have been arrested on charges of human trafficking after 53 foreign workers were found on a rubber plantation in southern Thailand.

The group, who come from Bangladesh and Myanmar, also known as Burma, were discovered on October 11.

The rescued Bangladeshis are at a shelter in Thailand. Photo grabbed from BBC video

The rescued Bangladeshis are at a shelter in Thailand. Photo grabbed from BBC video

If convicted, the two men face up to 10 years in jail. Police are still looking for the gang leaders.

The US recently criticised Thailand for failing to combat trafficking.

 

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