Morocco opens probe into kidnapping of citizens by human traffickers in Myanmar

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The King's Public Prosecutor at the Casablanca Court of Appeal has ordered a judicial inquiry into the kidnapping of Moroccan nationals by human trafficking gangs in Myanmar's border areas with Thailand. The National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) will lead the investigation.

A press release issued on Wednesday stated that victims and their families, particularly those who filed complaints, were interviewed. Preliminary investigations revealed criminal networks specializing in human trafficking. These groups lured victims with work contracts for international e-commerce companies in Myanmar, offering attractive salaries.

However, the release said this approach was a means to deceive, exploit, and sequester victims, forcing them to work in harsh conditions.

The Public Prosecutor's Office urges caution against online recruitment attempts and intermediaries in Morocco and abroad. They are following the investigation to uncover the details, apprehend all suspects, and pursue legal action.

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