Speed boats ferry people to shore from a giant ship hovering off the coast after the ransom is paid - and those who die onboard are simply tipped over the side.
Channel 4 News along with photo-journalist Raul Gallego Abellan travel deep into the jungle to the Malaysian trafficking camps after mass graves were uncovered along the border.
Malaysian authorities discover signs of torture and graves with multiple bodies in more than two dozen abandoned camps linked to human trafficking.
Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister says.
Students stage protests against the Thai authorities, a year after the army seized power from an elected government.
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.
UN agencies urge Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to stop pushing migrant boats back out to sea, as fears grow for those stranded with dwindling food supplies.
Up to 8,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants are thought to be stranded at sea as Indonesia and other south Asian governments prevent them from coming ashore.