A Royal Malaysian Police forensic team handles exhumed human remains in a jungle at Bukit Wang Burma in the Malaysian northern state of Perlis, which borders Thailand, on May 26, 2015. Malaysian police May 26 began the grisly job of exhuming dozens of graves found in a series of remote human-trafficking camps along the Thai border in the latest grim turn in the region's migrant crisis. Police said May 25 they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
Forensic teams exhume graves found at trafficking camps
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It's feared the bodies are another grim sign of the extent of human trafficking

Earlier this year, graves were found on both sides of the Malaysia and Thai borders

CNN  — 

Malaysian police say another mass grave has been found along its border with Thailand, containing the bodies of 24 people.

The grave was discovered in Bukit Wang Burma, in the Wang Kelian area of Malaysia’s Perlis state on Saturday, according to a Malaysian official.

Autopsies are being carried out on all the remains at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar, Kedah.

Rescue workers carry a body found at a grave in Thailand near the Malaysian border in May this year.

It’s feared the bodies are another grim sign of extent of the human trafficking operation that’s been allowed to flourish in the region.

Earlier this year, graves were found on both sides of the Malaysia and Thai borders, in thick jungle near camps that appeared to have been there for some time.

In May, Malaysian authorities found 139 graves near the town of Wang Kelian, and as many as 28 illegal camps.

It’s believed that as many as 300 migrants were held in the camps, which were fortified with fences and sentries built from wood cut from the jungle.

Thailand has also found a number of camps and graves during a crackdown on people smuggling. Authorities have made a number of arrests, amid questions about how the camps were able to remain undetected for so long.

The region of Malaysia where the latest graves were found that are believed to contain migrant bodies.

KL Chan contributed to this report.