Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive rescued 11 boys from the clutches of traffickers and arrested a suspected human trafficker along with Yaba tablets at Shantir Hat Bazar under Rangunia upazila in Chattogram on Friday evening.
The arrestee is Md Kamal Uddin, 25, son of Din Mohammad, a resident of Lusaipara village of the upazila.
The rescued boys are Mohammad Yamin, 15, Omar Faruk, 17, Md Sourav, 14, Md Anik, 15, Md Arafat 14, Md Rasel, 16, Md Sujan, 15, Md Maruf, 12, Md Abdul Hye, 16, Md Shahin, 12, and Md Sabbir Hossain, 10, hailing from Gazipur, Cumilla, Feni, Chattogram and Bhola districts.
Being informed by Md Abdur Rahim, father of Yamin, one of the victims, , a team of Rab, led by senior ASP Mimtanur Rahman of Rab-6, raided a hotel around 6:25 pm and rescued the boys, said a RAB press release, according to UNB.
Later, they arrested Kamal and recovered 395 pieces of Yaba tablets.
During primary interrogation, Kamal confessed to RAB members that he is a member of a human trafficking gang.
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