22 more Rohingyas rescued before being trafficked to Malaysia

Our Correspondent . Cox's Bazar | Published: 17:53, Feb 11,2019 | Updated: 18:30, Feb 11,2019


Border Guard Bangladesh on Sunday night rescued 22 more Myanmar's Rohingya refugees before being trafficked to to Malaysia at Shahparir Dwip of Teknaf.

There were 11 children and 10 women and all of them are resident of Kutupalong mega camp and Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.

A total of 94 Rohingya refugees, intending for illegal voyage for Malaysia,  were held by members of BGB 2 Battalion of Teknaf and Ukhiya police during past three days.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, commanding officer BGB Battalion 2 at Teknaf, told New Age that, BGB members held 22 Rohingya refugees at Shahparir Dwip at about 10:00pm.

BGB members led by Habilder Mohammad Tajul Islam rescued those Rohingya refugees when they were preparing to board a mechanised boat at Shahparir Dwip. They could not catch trafficker.

Earlier 72 Malaysia bound Rohingya refugees were detained by BGB and police from Ukhiya and Teknaf on February 8 and 9.

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