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Burma Intercepts Human Trafficking Victims


A report says Burmese police have intercepted more than 80 women and children from cyclone-hit regions who were being trafficked across the country's borders.

The biweekly news journal Eleven reported Thursday that police intercepted the victims at border checkpoints last month. It said the traffickers posed as aid workers and lured the women and children with promises of jobs or aid.

The Burmese government has warned citizens to report any suspected cases of human trafficking.

Cyclone Nargis pounded Burma's agricultural belt on May 2 and 3, leaving more than 130,000 dead or missing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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