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Bangladesh: 84 Rohingyas rescued from human traffickers

Bangladesh: 84 Rohingyas rescued from human traffickers

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 May 2019, 11:13 am

Dhaka, May 18 (IBNS): The Bangladesh Coast Guard and the police have rescued 84 Rohingyas when they were about to be trafficked to Malaysia from Cox's Bazar, media reports said.

Security officials have also arrested five suspected members of a human trafficking ring.

As per bdnews24 news portal, the drives were conducted on the southern beach on Saint Martin's Island and Pekua Upazila's Ujantia Karimdad Mia Ghat in the early hours of Saturday.

"A Coast Guard team conducted a raid on a tip about a gang of human traffickers smuggling some people to Malaysia by boat," Teknaf Coast Guard Station Commander Lt Faizul Islam Mondol told bdnews24.

In a bid to escape persecution in their homeland in Myanmar's Rakhine state, over 1 million Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

They are currently staying in various refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
"A case will be started against the traffickers. The Rohingya refugees will be produced in court before being sent to their respective camps,"  Teknaf Police OC Pradip Kumar Das told the news portal.

According to reports, the rescued people will be sent back to their respective camps.