Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 26 people, including women and children, from Putkhali border area in Jessore yesterday morning while they were being trafficked to India, reports our Benapole correspondent.
23 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Mazharul Islam said that a BGB team raided the area and caught 13 women, 10 men and three children. However, the human traffickers managed to flee the scene, he said.
The victims hailed from different areas of Faridpur, Narayanganj and Narail districts, he added.
In Satkhira, BGB rescued six women foiling a bid to send them to India by human traffickers through Bhomra border in Sadar upazila on Sunday.
The victims gathered there from different places of Dhaka, Bhola and Natore districts prior to their start for the neighbouring country, reports UNB.
Abdul Mannan, nayek of BGB Bhomra outpost, said a team of the border force, on secret information, raided Zero Point of the border around 6:00am and arrested the six women.
Quoting the detainees, police said the human traffickers were sending the women to India promising them lucrative jobs there.
However, the traffickers ran away from the spot sensing the presence of the BGB members.