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Bangladesh Coast Guard

11 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 4 held

11 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 4 held

Bangladesh Coast Guard early today rescued 11 people from Saint Martin’s Island in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar while being trafficked to Malaysia illegally.     Four traffickers were also detained during the drive, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. Acting on a tip-off, coast guard personnel held the fortune-seekers in south-east area of Saint Martin’s Island...

12 arrested while going to Malaysia by sea illegally

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard arrested 12 Bangladeshis from Jadimora area of Teknaf upazila on Wednesday night, while they were trying to leave for Malaysia by sea illegally. During the drive around 10:45 at night, a suspected broker, identified as Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Teknaf upazila, was also arrested from the area. The victims are Jasim Uddin, 22, Didarul Islam, 30, Tota Mia, 20, Shamsul Alam, 30, Mokhtar Hossain, 15, Babul Mia, 35, Kamruzzaman, 25, Sadil Islam, 35, Lutfar Rahman,...

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized two lakh yaba tablets worth about Tk 10 crore from the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong city early yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of coast guard (east zone) chased a boat near Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Ltd (Kafco) area around 2:00am. At one stage, smugglers capsized the boat along the river bank and threw a sack of yaba tablets to the ground and fled the scene, said a press release of the coast guard. The...

6 to walk gallows for killing 3 Bagerhat law enforcers

6 to walk gallows for killing 3 Bagerhat law enforcers

A Bagerhat court today sentenced six people to death and seven others to life term imprisonment for killing three members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Rapid Action Battalion. District and Sessions Judge SM Solaiman also acquitted two other accused as allegations brought against them were not proved. All the convicts were tried in absentia, reports...

5 ‘Myanmarese’ boatmen killed in Bay firing

5 ‘Myanmarese’ boatmen killed in Bay firing

Five people were killed and at least 151 injured in a trawler carrying 330 people illegally to Malaysia, when traffickers fired gunshots at the migrators, 12 kilometers off the St Martin’s island in south-east Bay of Bengal this afternoon. The Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued the trawler and brought it back to St Martin Island's...

54 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

54 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard today rescued 52 Bangladeshi and two Myanmar nationals near St Martin's Island in Cox's Bazar while being trafficked to Malaysia by two Myanmar trawlers. Twelve people – eight Myanmar crew and four Bangladeshi traffickers -- were also detained from the vessels for their attempt to traffic 54 persons to...

Meghna death toll climbs to 28

Meghna death toll climbs to 28

The death toll from yesterday's Munshiganj launch capsize climbed to 28 as rescuers recovered 11 more bodies from Meghna river this morning. The double-decker MV Miraj-4 heading for Shariatpur from Dhaka sank in the Meghna in Munshiganj with over 200 people on board around 3:30pm yesterday at Doulatpur in Gazaria upazila during a nor'wester. Amid...

Death toll from Patuakhali launch capsize rises to 16

Death toll from Patuakhali launch capsize rises to 16

Eight more bodies were recovered today from inside the launch that capsized in Golachipa river in Patuakhali yesterday, bringing the death toll to 16. Police identified eight of the victims as Tinni Akhtar, 6, Mizanur Rahman, 45, Renu Akhtar, 25, Narayan Chandra, 65, Rashida Begum, 50, Nasima Akhtar, 45, and Wahida Begum, 30, of...

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