13 people who were taken to Myanmar on false pretences of a job were brought back to Chennai.
Story so far: 13 people from the state were trafficked to Myanmar on the promise of getting jobs. They applied for jobs in Dubai and were then sent to Thailand under the pretext of their jobs waiting for them. They were later illegally taken to Myanmar.
- One of them said the agent in Dubai told them their employer would be waiting in Thailand. They were driven 450 km to another place in Thailand where a group of Chinese people made them illegally cross a river.
- Their company phones were taken. They didn’t have VISAs and were there illegally. They had to communicate using fake IDs and were later rescued by the local military.
More in waiting: State minister Gingee KS Masthan credited Chief Minister MK Stalin’s efforts to bring them back home. He also said another 50 Indian nationals in Myanmar are in a similar situation, and the government is working to bring them back.