Six traffickers held; 48 Malaysia-bound Rohingya rescued

Ukhia Correspondent:

Police on Monday arrested six human traffickers during a raid in front of the land office in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila.

They also rescued 48 Malaysia-bound Rohingya men and women from their custody.

The arrested traffickers were identified a Fazal Ahmed, 65, son of late Azizur Rahman, from Puran Pollan Para in Teknaf upazila; Md Ali Zohor, 28, son of Md Younus, from Razapalong Hazom Road area in Ukhia; Imam Hossain, 35, son of Md Zalal, from Hazom Road area; Md Zubair, 20, son of Ziabul Haq, from Hazom Road area; Md Ayas, 19, son of Ayub Ali, from Hazom Road area; and Md Rubel, 19, son of late Aktar Kamal, from Palangkhali Union’s Balukhali in Ukhia.

Acting on a tip-off, Ukhia Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Ahmed Sanjur Morshed said, they arrested the traffickers and rescued the Rohingya during a raid around 5am on Monday.

Legal action is underway in this regard, he said.

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