12 arrested while going to Malaysia illegally
Police in a drive arrested 12 people from Kolatali area in Sadar Upazila on Monday night while they were preparing to leave for Malaysia by a boat.
All of the arrestees were from different places of Narsingdi and Jessore districts.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model Police Station Rezaul Karim said, a team of police raided two residential hotels — Hotel Lodge and Hotel Blue Sea — on a tip-off around 11:00pm and arrested six people from each of the hotels.
Quoting the arrestees, the ASI said three human traffickers brought them there a few days ago promising to send them to Malaysia by a boat for Tk 20-25 thousand per head.