Twenty-four Bangladeshis returned home through Cox's Bazar's Teknaf border today after serving jail for different terms in Myanmar.
Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) through a flag meeting between BGB and BGP in Maungdaw near Teknaf this morning, said Lt Col Foysal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB battalion-2 in a press briefing at Tenknaf jetty ghat.
The returnees include 12 people from Teknaf, eight from Rangamati, three from Bandarban and one person from Rajshahi, our Cox's Correspondent reports, quoting the BGB official.
Preventing drug smuggling, human trafficking and terrorist activities at the border were also discussed in the two-hour long meeting, he said.
Titu Kumar Sheel, a health official of Teknaf upazila, said the 24 returnees were kept in institutional quarantine at Teknaf Upazila Health Complex.
Myanmar court sentenced the 24 Bangladeshi for different terms as they entered the country from Bangladesh illegally, BGB sources said.