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Police are looking into a human trafficking cartel sending Rohingya migrants through Thailand to Malaysia as two more Rohingyas died in Nakhon Si Thammarat province last night.
Police from Hua Sai station in Nakhon Si Thammarat and social development and human security officials are collecting the profiles of nearly 100 Rohingyas rounded up on Sunday and are providing them with accommodations.
Interpreters from an association of Rohingya people in Thailand are assisting in the task.
Police said they have found that the migrants paid traffickers for their trip to Malaysia where their family members had already arrived.
The death toll among the latest lot of 98 Rohingyas found in Nakhon Si Thammarat rose to three as two persons died last night, one at hospital due to diarrhea and the other died of a blood infection ohe way to hospital.
Sawat Phadungchart and Sutthipong Chuaipat, arrested for driving vehicles carrying the Rohingyas here on Sunday were initially charged with human trafficking.
Police are trying to find the head of the network, a cartel transportingd 400 Rohingyas per trip. While 98 of them were arrested in Hua Sai district on Sunday, the rest reached Sadao district of Songkhla.