Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a Nigerian national and 15 Bangladeshi women and children from Putkhali border yesterday.
The arrests were made when they were illegally entering Bangladesh from India through the border, said Major Sohel Ahmed, acting commanding officer of BGB-21 Battalion.
The Nigerian is Ekochiko Sidney, 38. The Bangladeshis hail from Gopalganj, Barishal and Narail, said the major.
Meanwhile, the BGB men in another drive arrested two hundi traders with Tk 5 lakh from the border area.