Dhaka Metropolitan Police, on May 29, announced that they have found a transnational racket including a number of Bangladeshi members, who were involved in trafficking Bangladeshi girls to India. The racket used the Tiktok app to target and lure young girls, many of whom are underaged, and forced them to become sex workers.
Why and how the traffickers used Tiktok? Why have the law enforcement agencies failed to detect this racket until now?
In Straight from Star Newsroom, Naziba Basher tries to find out more about these human traffickers and the role of law enforcement with The Daily Star reporter Jamil Khan.