The 14 Rakhine nationals arrested in China are now in need of help, according to Kachin State Border Affairs Minister.
Those trafficked persons composed of 10 males and 4 females were taken to China by a Chinese female broker in Kanpaiti town saying they would earn K 250,000 per month.
It is learnt that Chinese police detained those trafficked persons that Chinese female made wait in Kuming promising she would seek other jobs for them because they had received no wages in spite of working for three months at a green tea plantation in Kuming.
The trafficked are U Htay Maung, Ma Bu Ma, Ma Htay Htay Khine, U San Maung, Ma Cho Cho San, U Than Maung, U Tun Wei, Ma Aung Saw, U Than Aung, U Win Oo, U Khin Maung Win, U Soe Min Aung, U Kyaw Khine Lin and Wei Than Maung, all of whom are residents from Minbyar, Kyauktaw and Yathaedaung.
“Having been detained by the Chinese police at present, they are in need of help and the Chinese authorities concerned informed Colonel Than Aung, Minister for State Border Affairs in Myitkyina about this matter,” said a Myitkyina dweller.
Rakhine Literature and Culture Association has also been informed about that matter, he said.