66 Rohingyas rescued before being trafficked to Malaysia

Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Published: 12:20, May 15,2019 | Updated: 00:56, May 16,2019

 
 

A New Age file photo of Rohingya Muslims

Police in separate drives rescued 66 Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday before they were being trafficked to Malaysia by boat.
Police rescued 28 Rohingya people, including 13 women and six children, waiting for boat on shore at Darianagar point of Bay of Bengal under Cox’s Bazar sadar police station at about 10:30 pm.
Police also seized a mechanised boat anchored on the beach point.
Cox’s Bazar sadar model police station officer in-charge Farid Uddin Khandokar told New Age that the police on information raided the beach point.
Unidentified Human traffickers collected the victims from different Rohingya camps under Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas, he said.
There were more Rohingya people at the spot. But they, along with the traffickers, fled the spot sensing presence of the police, he said.
Meanwhile, Ukhiya police rescued 27 Rohingya people from Rezo coast as they were waiting for a mechanised boat at Rezo river point on Tuesday evening.
Ukhiya police inspector Nurul Islam said they rescued 27 Rohingya people as they were taking preparations for going to Malaysia by a boat.
Teknaf police rescued 11 Rohingya women from a house of Borodail of Baharchara coast area of Teknaf at about 9:30 pm on Tuesday. The rescued women are aged from 12 to 30 years.
Baharchara Investigation Center Inspector Md Anwar Hosen said human traffickers collected the Rohingya women from different camps. They were waiting for boat to travel to Malaysia.
Earlier, on Monday night, Cox’s Bazar police also prevented trafficking of 69 Rohingya people of Myanmar, mostly women, to Malaysia by boat.

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