Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-14) arrested three alleged members of a human trafficking gang from in front of the regional passport office in Mymensingh city’s Mashkanda area yesterday.
The arrestees were identified as: Amir Uddin, 40, hailing from Sunamganj; and Akash Dey, 23, and Mohammad Liton, 25, from Mymensingh.
Acting on a tip-off that miscreants have taken some women to prepare their passports, a Rab team raided the area and arrested them, said Rab Commander Lt Col Mohammed Aftekhar Uddin at a press conference held at its office.
After interrogating them, the Rab team also rescued six women from the area.
The women -- aged between 20 and 40 -- are from Sunamganj district and were brought to Mymensingh with the assurance of well-paid overseas jobs, the Rab commander quoted the victims.
During primary investigation, the arrestees admitted their involvement in human trafficking, said the Rab commander, adding, “More drives will be conducted to arrest other gang members soon.”
The women will be handed over to their family members, Rab sources said.
The arrestees were handed over to Kotwali Police Station, and a case was filed.