Only one person was convicted in a human trafficking case in Bangladesh in 2020, according to a UN report highlighting the concern over low convictions of the crime.
Human trafficking cases in Bangladesh and the Philippines increased after devastating cyclones and typhoons displaced millions, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.
A Bangladeshi boy has been rescued from an empty container which reached the Port Klang of Malaysia on a cargo ship that left Chattogram Port six days ago.
At least four people including a child died as a Malaysia-bound trawler carrying Rohingya refugees sunk off the coast of Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar yesterday morning.
Hearing the news of the mass graves discovered in Thailand in 2015, family members of three men who had left Bangladesh two years ago thought they were among those buried.
Efforts to combat human trafficking need to be coordinated both in cyberspace and the real world, since the menace has latched on to the internet and gotten worse amid the pandemic, said speakers yesterday.
Speakers highlighted the importance of creating mass awareness in preventing human trafficking to encourage citizens for safe migration at a meeting in Shariatpur yesterday.
Rab claimed to have arrested five members of a human trafficking syndicate from Cox’s Bazar’s Rajakhali, who conned people by promising to send them to Malaysia.