Originally posted by BBC News on May 7, 2015—
“Thai authorities say more than 50 officers have been transferred from their posts over suspected links to human traffickers.
The announcement came after mass graves and more than 30 bodies were found in the south over the past week.
The victims were thought to be migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who paid smugglers to get them across Thailand.
The military junta has given local authorities until the end of next week to eradicate camps used by smugglers.
But Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who ordered the operation, also said the problem was “from abroad and not from us”.
“To solve it we must look to the source because we are merely a transit country,” he said.”
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