24 Bangladeshis return from Myanmar jail

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:41, Feb 23,2021 | Updated: 00:27, Feb 24,2021


Twenty four Bangladeshis returned to the country from Myanmar on Tuesday after serving jail for different terms there.

They returned to Bangladesh through Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf border in the afternoon, said a press release of the Border Guard Bangladesh.

Myanmar’s Border Guard Police handed them over to the Bangladeshi border force at a flag meeting between the two border security forces at bordering town Maungdaw in Myanmar.

BGB battalion-2 commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Foysal Hasan Khan led the nine-member Bangladesh team during the flag meeting.

The BGB officer said that among the returnees, 12 are from Teknaf, eight from Rangamati, three from Bandarban and one person from Rajshahi.

The 24 returnees were kept in institutional quarantines at Teknaf Upazila Health Complex.

BGB officials said that drug smuggling, human trafficking and terrorist activities at the bordering areas of the both countries were also discussed at the flag meeting.

Myanmar court had sentenced the 24 Bangladeshi for different terms as they entered the country from Bangladesh illegally at different times.

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