Human Traffickers strike again in Myanmar

July 10, 2018 | Brainwave Science


In the first half of this year, Myanmar has another case related to 176 people trafficked in the country along with 107 previous related cases- an official of Myanmar quoted anti-human trafficking police on Tuesday.

Among 176 victims, over 100 are women. The state of Shan topped the number of cases, followed by Yangon and Mandalay regions. All these cases were related to forced marriage, forced prostitution and labor exploitation.

Myanmar’s parliament will be approving a revised version of Anti-trafficking in Persons Law this year, based on that enacted in September 2005. According to the 2005 Anti-Trafficking in Person Law, people who traffic women and children are to be given a minimum of 10-year imprisonment or maximum of life imprisonment.


Myanmar has joined China, Syria and South Sudan as being among the countries doing least to tackle human trafficking, according to the US State Department’s latest annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.

In addition to drug trafficking and related crimes such as money laundering and corruption, human trafficking is a primary criminal concern. Myanmar is a country of origin for human trafficking, with women being trafficked to Thailand for sexual exploitation and to China for forced marriage. Men are also trafficked to Thailand for forced labor in the fishing industry. Internal trafficking equally appears to be widespread, though there is an absence of reliable data on the trafficking situation in the country.

In today’s environment, criminals often find their victims online, through social media channels. In addition, Anti-trafficking authorities don’t always get the expected results from the investigative technologies at their disposal. A DNA or polygraph test is often short in results and can be applied in specific conditions.

So how can Anti-trafficking force collect quality intelligence sufficient to identify and dismantle trafficking networks? Which Ultra-modern technology will aid the authorities in this scenario?

Why iCognative?

iCognative by Brainwave Science is a radical, futuristic, neuroscience-based technology that is highly beneficial and relevant especially in complex cases of human trafficking. Unlike time-consuming interrogation techniques and recurring false tips from informants, iCognative guarantees a high success rate in generating quality leads at an unprecedented faster rate.

The iCognative solution enables anti-trafficking personnel to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators and to gather valuable information from a very reliable and accurate source: the human brain.

The main advantage of this technology lies in the ability to measure specific type brainwaves, to detect accurately whether a suspect knows the crime-related confidential information or not, based on a simple test. To conduct a test on a subject, the test case needs to be built with confidential information about the trafficking case. This confidential information as stimuli is input into the system in the form of  words, phrases or pictures (depending on the available form). Including several varieties of information that is known only to the perpetrator. Considering this situation, we can use the information such as the number of victims abducted; time of the crime; location of hideout; route approached; any link with government officials as inputs in to the system to conduct the test on suspects.

iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus while flashing stimulus to each suspect and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by sophisticated algorithms to determine with 99.9% accuracy. The test determines if the information under test is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. This testing can aid investigative agents successfully solve the case and save monies and time.

iCognative by Brainwave Science is the ultra-modern intelligence collection system that detects privileged information, effective enough to provide suitable evidence to help convict the culprit and dismantle trafficking networks. This revolutionary technology grants security personnel with advanced power never before known to the world of security.



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