Kuala Lumpur: At least 38 Rohingya children were rescued by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), who were exploited as forced workers at a face mask factory. The authorities said that all teenagers were freed after the team raided two locations around 8.30 PM on Thursday.
Authorities arrested six locals, including three women in this case.
It is believed that the suspect, aged between 21 and 41, plays a role as an employer and factory owner in addition to supervisors, assistants and guardians.
According to Sinar Harian, the police acted to rescue 38 children aged between 13 and 17 years old, including seven women who were suspected of being trafficked victims for forced labour.
He said the initial investigation found that some of the children had been working at the factory for more than two months in Batu Caves, Selayang.