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Human Trafficking

Foreign Secy-Level Meeting with Myanmar

Rohingya, trade high on agenda

Repatriation of Rohingya refugees, border management, human trafficking, boosting trade and investment, and introduction of coastal shipping will be high on the agenda at the Bangladesh-Myanmar meeting to be held in Dhaka on August 31. The foreign secretary-level Eighth Foreign Office Consultation will also discuss issues like regular holding of security dialogues, import of gas from Myanmar, confidence-building measures to remove misunderstanding between the two neighbouring countries, cooperation in areas of climate change, energy, agriculture, education and increasing border trade...

Editorial

Illegal trips to Malaysia

THE recent attack on Malaysia bound trawler carrying over 300 Bangladeshis illegally caused death and injuries as well an embarrassment to the country. Traffickers, reportedly, lured these Bangladeshis from different districts with job prospect in Malaysia and took Tk. 30,000 per person. It shows that the so-called merchants of manpower have a wide network around the country and they are cashing in on the ordinary people's craving for jobs at grave risk daring misadventures. In recent times trafficking through Bay of...

3 traffickers sued for firing in Bay

3 traffickers sued for firing in Bay

Bangladesh Coast Guard today sued three detained human traffickers for firing on a trawler in the Bay of Bengal that left five Bangladeshis killed and many injured yesterday. The trio – two from Thailand and one from Myanmar -- has also been accused of trafficking people to Malaysia illegally, said Lt Gazi Harun-Ur Rashid,...

13 rescued Bangladeshis return from Iran

13 rescued Bangladeshis return from Iran

Thirteen Bangladeshi workers, who were rescued by Iranian police from human traffickers, returned home this morning. A man allegedly involved in trafficking the 13 victims has also been brought back to the country. The rescued are: Mazharul Islam, Ajgar Ali, Jewel Rana, Ali Ahmed, Didarul Alam, Zakir Sarder, Mohammad Ali, Modasser Majumder, Ali Akbar, Akhter...

29 Bangladeshis rescued from Benapole frontier

29 Bangladeshis rescued from Benapole frontier

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 29 Bangladeshi citizens including women and a child from Putkhali frontier early this morning while they were trying to cross border to India. A BGB team raided the area and nabbed 15 women, 13 men and the child illegally crossing over with help of traffickers, reports our...

Arrest Of Traffickers In Kl

Bangladeshi student made it possible

A Bangladeshi studying in Malaysia helped the local police arrest three fellow Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in human trafficking. Malaysian police last week detained the three Bangladeshis in connection with trafficking their 11 compatriots into the country. The 11 were rescued from confinement at an apartment in Penang.   An unofficial source in Malaysia confirmed the identities of both the traffickers and the victims, but Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said they were still unaware of them. Police first...

50 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 2 held

50 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia, 2 held

Rapid Action Battalion arrested two human traffickers and rescued 50 people from Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar when the fortune seekers were being trafficked to Malaysia last night. The arrestees are Rustam Ali and his son Md Kaiser of Sonaichhari village in the upazila, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent quoting Rashedul Alam, company commander...

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