As odious as the business of smuggling people across the Andaman Sea is, the traffickers and the "boat people" fleeing Burma and Bangladesh share a common cause.
The mystery of the 'green boat' was solved this morning when 400-odd occupants of a rickety fishing trawler turned up on the Indonesian coast in the early hours of this morning.
Four days ago a camp was found on the Thai-Malaysia border containing the graves of dozens of would-be migrants - and some believe there may be at least 60 more such camps.
No one gets to decide where they are born, but if people had the power to choose, no one would want to be a Rohingya from north-west Burma.
Thailand's media is taking up the search for answers following an exclusive Channel 4 News report on the trafficking of Burmese refugees.
Thai authorities arrest and charge a suspected human trafficker, accused of masterminding the sale of hundreds of Burmese migrants into slavery aboard fishing boats.
Beaten, imprisoned and sold into slavery - Channel 4 News reveals the fate of Burma's Muslim Rohingya refugees, who flee conflict only to end up in the clutches of brutal human traffickers.
Journalists are not universally admired, but as I found after making a film about the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims, what we do often pricks the consciences of the poweful.