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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...

Sorry tale of Asian 'slaves'

Sorry tale of Asian 'slaves'

When Afsar Mia left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening. He never did. When he reported for work at a house on the outskirts of Teknaf, a man there gave him a...

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 1 held

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 1 held

Bangladesh Coast Guard last night rescued 12 people from the shoreline of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar while they were taking preparations to sail for Malaysia illegally. They also detained a trafficker, Shafiqul Islam, from the spot. Acting on a tip-off, coast guard personnel of Teknaf station held the fortune-seekers in Jadimora area while they...

40,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

40,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

Border Gaurd Bangladesh (BGB) seized around 40,000 pieces of contraband yaba during a crackdown in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early today. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB launched a drive on Naf River near Jaliapara area around 1:00am and seized the tablets, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports quoting, Abuzer Al...

50,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

50,000 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf

  Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized around 50,000 Yaba tablets from the bank of Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early today. BGB conducted a drive on the river bank in the upazila headquarter around 5:00am after receiving information that a group of smugglers was smuggling Yaba tablets into the country...

Abduction Spree

7 still missing

Abduction panic continues to grip the country as law enforcers are yet to find out seven people "abducted" from four districts in the last 11 days. The alleged abductions reported between April 26 and May 5 in Sunamganj, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar and Rangpur districts come at a time when the country is still reeling from the shock of the horrific killings of seven people in Narayanganj last week. The Sunamganj BNP has announced rallies in the district for today demanding that...

'Shootout', again

Two alleged Yaba traders, including a local leader of the ruling party, were killed in a "shootout" with law enforcers in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar early yesterday. Of the deceased, Md Zahid Hossain alias Zakku, 45, was the president of Teknaf Poura Swechchhasebak League, the volunteers' front of the Awami League. He hailed from Teknaf's Kayukh Khali village. The other one was identified as Faridul Alam, 48, of Shiali Ghona of the upazila. With the death of the two, the number...

2 ‘Yaba smugglers' killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘shootout’

2 ‘Yaba smugglers' killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘shootout’

Two suspected Yaba smugglers were killed in a ‘shootout’ with law enforcers in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today. The deceased are Zahid Hossain alias Zaku, 50, son of Joynal Abedin Sawdagar of Kaiuk Khali; and Farid Alam, 45, son of Shamsul Alam of Naikhang Para in the upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar...

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained one person and recovered huge number of Yaba pills from his possession at Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar last night. Detained Mohammad Yusuf, 42, is a son of Noor Sultan of Teknaf Sadar union. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB battalion-42 challenged Yusuf at Moulvipara area around...

2 varsity students drown in Bay

2 varsity students drown in Bay

Two students of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology drowned, three were rescued and four went missing in the Bay during an excursion to St Martin’s Island in Cox’s Bazar Monday afternoon. Manfizul Islam, 21, and Saddam Hosian, 22, were the students of Computer Science and Engineering department of the university, Ranajit Barua, officer-in-charge...

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