Myanmar's navy finds 727 migrants packed in a boat: Ministry

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's navy found 727 people crammed on a fishing boat in its waters, the Ministry of Information said in a Facebook post, adding the would-be migrants were "Bengali".

"Altogether 727 people - 608 Bengali men, 74 women and 45 children - in a fishing boat have been arrested as a Myanmar Navy ship found them this morning in the delta," the statement said.