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Human trafficking: Navy files two cases against 105 people
Nurul Amin
Publish Date : 2014-11-19,  Publish Time : 19:39,  View Count : 7
CHITTAGONG: The Bangladesh Navy filed two cases against 105 Bangladesh and Myanmar citizens for trafficking humans to Malaysia with Patenga Police Station on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Commander Mahbubur Rahman, executive officer of BNS Banglar Durjoy, filed the cases under Foreigners Act and Human Trafficking Act.

When contacted, Shahabuddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Patenga Police Station, told the Daily Observer, that a case was filed under Foreigner Act against 82 and another case under the Human Trafficking Prevention Act against 23 people.

He said the arrested were sent to court hajat Wednesday.

The rest of 592 have been released after questioning.

It may be mentioned that the persons were rescued by Bangladesh Navy on Monday last from a trawler in the Bay of Bengal. They were being trafficked to Malaysia for job.

According to the Navy sources, acting on a tip-off, navy ship Banglar Durjoy obstructed the trawler at 135 nautical miles southeast of Saint Martin's Island at around 2:30 pm on Monday last.

Meanwhile, the BNS Banglar Durjoy arrived in Chittagong on board 592 persons who were being trafficked to Malaysia at about 6 pm yesterday. The rescued persons include male, female even the children.

Among the rescued persons, nearly 90 per cent are Bangladeshi and the rest are Myanmar citizens.

This is the largest number of people rescued from the hands of traffickers in the Bay.


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