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Minbu β€” Seven Rohingya have been arrested in the Irrawaddy Bridge, Minbu Township, Magway Region at around 7:00 a.m. on the 1st of March.

They were arrested by the bridge security post at the side Minbu, while they were being trafficked in a vehicle by two Buddhist drivers and their final destination is believed to be Malaysia.

They are currently in Minbu police custody and will be sent for trial for traveling.

Last month, about seventy Rohingya were arrested in Hlegu township.

On 19 February 2020, Myanmar authorities arrested nearly 50 Rohingya Muslims in the Yangon region as they attempted to flee the country for Malaysia.

On Feb. 14, 2020, authorities picked up 19 Rohingya, including four children, who were arrested in Magway region’s Minhla township of Magway region.

On Feb. 15, 2020, nearly 50 Rohingya Muslims have been detained at sea by Myanmar’s navy

On 11 February 2020, At least 16 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh.

In December 2019, the Myanmar Navy picked up more than 170 Rohingya in the Tanintharyi region attempting to leave Myanmar.

Since 2012, more than 120,000 Rohingyas have boarded ships to flee abroad.

Since 2015, Myanmar authorities have apprehended more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims as they attempted to illegally leave the country by sea.