Naypyidaw [Myanmar], March 16 (ANI): Eight Indian nationals, who were victims of fake job offers by transnational crime syndicates in Myanmar, were repatriated on Thursday, according to the Embassy of India in Yangon, Myanmar.
"@IndianDiplomacy today repatriated 8 Indian nationals who were victims of job offers of transnational crime syndicates in Myanmar. They left Yangon for Kolkata from where they would go to their respective native places in India," tweeted India in Myanmar.
The Embassy of India in Yangon appreciated the assistance provided by the Myanmar authorities and other contacts. So far, around 315 Indian nationals have been rescued from Myanmar who were victims of job offers from transnational crime syndicates.
"We appreciate the assistance provided by the Myanmar authorities and other contacts. So far, around 315 Indian nationals have been rescued. While we continue our efforts for securing release of the remaining Indian nationals, we reiterate advisories against falling prey to job offers by transnational crime syndicates," tweeted India in Myanmar.
Earlier in February 2023, nine Indians were repatriated from Myanmar. In an advisory to Indian citizens, the Ministry of External Affairs had cautioned IT-skilled youth who were the targets of such fake job rackets.
Notably, instances of similar job rackets have also come to light in Laos and Cambodia. The Indian Embassies in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Bangkok have been helping in repatriating people from there.
The victims were reportedly taken across the border illegally mostly into Myanmar and held captive to work under harsh conditions. (ANI)