19 Myanmar nationals, 5 human traffickers held in Cox’s Bazar

Police in a drive arrested five suspected members of a human trafficking gang and 19 Myanmar nationals from a house at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Friday evening for intrusion into Bangladesh.

The five human traffickers were Zahid, 30, son of Selim, Jamal, 38, son of Hashem, Hazera, 50, wife of Amin Sharif, Yunus, 24, son of Ali Zohr, and Dwin Islam, son of Mohammad Shah.

Among the Myanmar nationals, six were women, six men and seven children.

Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive at the house of one Amin Sharif at about 11:15pm and arrested them, said Abdul Halim, officer-in-charge of the Teknaf police station.

All of them entered the Bangladesh territory illegally through Teknaf border.

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