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Indians Held Hostage In Myanmar, 32 Rescued So Far: MEA

Bagchi adds that due to the efforts of Indian missions in Myanmar and Thailand, 32 of these victims have been rescued from captivity

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A total of 32 Indians trapped in Myanmar’s Myawaddy area have been rescued after falling prey to an international racket promising jobs in Thailand. Efforts are on to help others, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday. 

The Myanmarese government does not fully control the Myawaddy area in southeastern Myanmar’s Kayin state bordering Thailand and certain ethnic armed groups hold sway over it.

“Some fraudulent IT companies appear to be engaged in digital scamming and forged crypto activities. They seem to be operating through agents in Dubai, Bangkok and India, and are recruiting Indian workers on the pretext of employment opportunities in Thailand in the IT sector there," said Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs. 

"The workers are lured by social media advertisements of highly lucrative data entry jobs in Thailand. Unfortunately, these workers are then taken illegally across the border into the Myawaddy area of Myanmar and that area as you know is difficult to access due to the local security situation," he added. 

He further added that due to the efforts of Indian missions in Myanmar and Thailand, 32 of these victims have been rescued from captivity.


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