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200 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

200 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Star Online Report

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 200 people from near St Martin's Island in Cox's Bazar while they were being trafficked to Malaysia.

Besides, they detained 11 staff of two cargo trawlers carrying the fortune seekers, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent quoting Arif Hossain, station commander of coast guard in St Martin.

Acting on a tip-off, a coast guard team intercepted the two cargo trawlers around 5:00am and rescued the 200 people including a number of Rohingyas, the station commander said.

They fortune seekers will be handed over to Taknaf Police Station, he added.



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