Malaysian police forensic teams have begun digging up shallow graves found in abandoned jungle camps where hundreds of victims of human traffickers may be buried.
A badly decomposed body was found unburied in a shack at one of the camps. Police said the unidentified person had been dead for two or three weeks.
“Forensics teams have found one human body so far,” said Mohammad Bahar Alias, a senior police official from northern Perlis state. Digging continued at other graves, which police said were marked by sticks or stones. “There are graves all over this area.”
Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), predicted “hundreds more [bodies] will be found in the days to come”.