Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel nabbed 18 Bangladeshi nationals, including three children, while they were illegally entering the country from India from Gatipara area in Benapole on Saturday.
The arrestees -- Lily Khatun, Sathi, Bihari, Tahmina, Keya, Sharmin, Ayesha, Hanif, Mukta, Faridul, Achena, Irani, Balina, Tarek, Jahid, Hobi, Jyoti and Riyad -- hail from different parts of Narail, Khulna, Pirojpur, Natore and Naogaon districts, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of the border guard conducted a ride in the area and detained them while they were trying to enter Bangladesh from neighbouring India around 5:30 pm without valid documents, said commanding officer of BGB-49, Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Haque.
Later, they were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station, he added.
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