Three held for trafficking people to Vietnam

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:49, Jul 09,2020 | Updated: 02:18, Jul 10,2020


RAB personnel place three suspected human traffickers before media at RAB Media Centre at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Friday after arresting them for allegedly trafficking 38 Bangladeshis to Vietnam. — New Age photo

Rapid Action Battalion has arrested three people for their alleged involvement in trafficking 38 Bangladeshis to Vietnam.

Of them, 11 have returned to Bangladesh while 27 remain stranded in Vietnam.

RAB conducted a raid in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area on Wednesday evening and arrested the people, said Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer of the RAB-3, in a briefing in the capital on Thursday.

Jamal Uddin Sohag, 34, Kamal Hossain, 39, and Jamal Hossain, 37, were held during a drive at Mash Carrier Service and JK Overseas Limited in Paltan area, said Rakibul.

Later, RAB filed a case with the Paltan Police Station to this end.

During primary investigation, RAB found involvement of Mash Carrier Service, JK Overseas Ltd, Advent Overseas Ltd and Sandhani Overseas Ltd in the trafficking racket.

RAB also revealed that few Bangladeshi brokers in Vietnam named Abdul Jabbar, Mostafa, Golam Azam Sumon, Kolpona, Azmir, Milon, Shovon and Atiq are also involved with the gang.

RAB-3 additional superintendent of police Bina Rani Das said that during the raid they seized 254 passports, mobiles, foreign SIM cards, driving licences, cheque books and a large number of police clearance certificates.

The 27 Bangladeshi nationals, who were trafficked to Vietnam, are now staying at a hotel provided by the Vietnam government.

On July 2, 11 Bangladeshi nationals returned on a special Hanoi-Dhaka-Hanoi flight.

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