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Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:42
Myanmar saw a total of 199 human trafficking cases in 2012, according to a police report.
Most of the victims were subjected to forced marriages with the Chinese, with a total of 81 cases. There were 14 cases involving Thailand and others with Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Qatar, and the US.
The police said there were 323 human traffickers and 259 victims involved, 158 of which are women, 48 men and 55 children.
Human trafficking could come in the form of forced marriages, prostitution, selling of children, forced begging, forced labour, and labour exploitation. Forced marriages with the Chinese also topped the number of human trafficking cases in 2011.