Suara.com – The exodus of Rohingya people to various countries including Indonesia is causing many problems. One of them is human trafficking.
Based on research by Suara.com, it turns out that the arrival of the Rohingya ethnic group to Indonesia, especially the Aceh and North Sumatra regions, has recently had an actor behind it.
One of them is Husson Mukhtar, a Rohingya refugee smuggler from Bangladesh who has been arrested by the police for being involved in human trafficking.
Together with two colleagues who are still at large, Zahangir and Saber, they facilitated the journey of Rohingya refugees from Camp Corg Bazar, Bangladesh, to Aceh.
They offered two ships for the trip. The first ship, FB SEFA, commanded by Husson himself, carried 147 Rohingya people and arrived in Pidie Regency, Aceh, on November 14 2023.
The second ship, FB Hajiaiyob Moorf, commanded by Zahangir and Saber, carried 194 Rohingya and arrived in Pidie a day after FB SEFA.
After arriving in Pidie, the three of them pretended to be Rohingya refugees. However, once the situation was safe, they tried to escape to the mountains. Husson, who was stopped by his age and made it impossible to escape, was arrested by local residents.
Pidie Police Chief, AKBP Imam Asfali, explained that Husson was arrested because he facilitated a wooden boat to take a group of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Indonesian waters without permission and complete documents.
Husson also used a UNHCR card with the number B0201762, allowing him to disguise himself as a refugee when he landed on the coast of Aceh.
Running a Rohingya refugee business, Husson and his partner set travel costs. One adult is charged IDR 14 million and children are charged IDR 7 million. From two ships carrying 341 people, they managed to make a profit of IDR 3.3 billion each time they traveled from Bangladesh to Indonesia.
Husson will be faced with Article 120 Paragraph (1) and Paragraph (2) of Republic of Indonesia Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning immigration and Article 55 Paragraph (1) I of the Criminal Code, with the threat of a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.