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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.

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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