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12:00 AM, December 01, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 01, 2018

Rab rescues 10 Rohingyas in Malaysia-bound boat

The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday rescued 10 Rohingya refugees and detained an alleged human trafficker in a Malaysia-bound boat in the Bay of Bengal.

The Rohingyas are Mohammad Bhuiyan, Rashidullah, Nur Alam, Md Ziaur, Md Mukajat Esha, Jannat Ara, Setara Khatun, Julekha, Rozina and Sonika Begum.

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They were from Ukhia and other refugees camps in Cox's Bazar, said the elite force.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive in the Bay near Shahparir Dwip in Teknaf upazila and rescued the Rohingyas from a boat around 8:30am, said Maj Mehedi Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-7.

The detained “human trafficker”, Abdur Rahman, is a resident of Sabrang union in the upazila.

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