Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested thirty-two Rohingya and one Bangladeshi human trafficker while trying to enter Bangladesh through the entry point of Shapuridip on January 27 early morning, Sayed Hossain, a local from Teknaf said. They crossed Bangladesh-Burma border by an engine boat to visit their relatives, Syed Hussain added.
On being tipped off, a team of BGB led by Company Commander Gulam Rabbani of Shappuridip BGB-outpost under the Teknaf Battalion No. 2, arrested the Burmese National (Rohingya) after conducting operation at border areas, according to BGB officials.
There were twelve children, six females, eight males and six crews in the boat, the officials more added.
Among the arrestees, six crews and Bangladeshi trafficker were handed over to Teknaf police station for further investigation, according to Lt. Col. Md. Abuzar Al Jahid from Teknaf Battalion No. 2.
However, the remaining 26 Rohingya kept in the Shapuridip BGB outpost camp’s custody, will be pushed back to Burma after investigate, Lt. Col. Jahid further said.
Police has filed case against the six crews and Bangladeshi trafficker and sent to Cox’s Bazar court on January 28 for trafficking Rohingya to Bangladesh illegally, according to Mohammed Ataur Rahaman, the Office-in-Charge (OC), Teknaf police station.