International racket offering jobs to Indians in Thailand arrested, more than 60 smuggled to Myanmar instead

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More than 60 Indian nationals fell victim to an international racket. The Indians were offered jobs in Thailand but were illegally brought to Myanmar, foreign ministry sources confirm.

The ethnic armed groups of a town called Myawaddy in southeastern Myanmar are holding sway, and Indian and several other foreign citizens are being held by them.

The embassy has reportedly rescued more than 30 Indian citizens trapped in the Myawaddy area and is continuing all efforts to free the others as soon as possible. According to MEA sources, the embassy has been working closely with the Myanmar government to take back the hostages.

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The Indian Embassy in Yangon in Myanmar issued an advisory stating: “The mission has in the recent past found that some IT companies engaged in digital scams/counterfeiting of crypto activities in remote eastern border areas of Myanmar had Indian employees of various places recruit through their agent recruitment under the pretense of potential employment in the IT sector.”

(With input from ANI)

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