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12:00 AM, April 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:30 AM, April 06, 2019

115 Rohingyas held on way to Malaysia

They sneaked out of refugee camps in Cox's Bazar

Police yesterday detained 115 Rohingyas, including 39 women and 26 children, while they were trying to go to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal.

The Rohingyas, who were detained from Teknaf upazila's Hoaikyang-Shamlapur area, were taken to Shamlapur Police Investigation Centre to be sent back to their camps, said Anwar Hossain, inspector of Shamlapur Police Investigation Centre.

They were living at refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas.

During interrogation, the detainees told police that they went to Shamlapur area for going to Malaysia with the help of brokers by sea routes.

Recently, the trend of Rohingyas' going to Malaysia by sea routes has increased.

On Wednesday, members of Border Guard Bangladesh detained 27 Rohingyas from Teknaf while they were attempting to leave for Malaysia.

The following day, police rescued seven Malaysia-bound Rohingyas from Moheshkhali.

On March 30, members of Bangladesh Coast Guard arrested three alleged traffickers and rescued 32 Rohingyas from the St Martin's Island while they were leaving for Malaysia.

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