RAB detains 10 Malaysia-bound Rohingyas from Bay

Published: November 30, 2018 11:34:15 | Updated: November 30, 2018 13:03:26

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested ten Rohingyas and an alleged human trafficker from a trawler illegally headed for Malaysia in the bay near Shahparir Dwip in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar on Friday.

The identities of the arrestees could not be known yet, reports a news agency.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-7 conducted a drive in the bay and rescued the Rohingyas around 8:30am, said Major Mehedi Hasan, commanding officer of RAB-7 in Cox's Bazar.

The elite force also arrested a member of a human trafficking gang from the trawler.

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