Bangladesh reinforces security forces to curb human trafficking along border

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Bangladesh reinforced security forces  such as— BGB, RAB, Police and  Coastguards— along the Bangladesh-Burma border since May 8, to restraint  human trafficking,  Jafar, a local trader from Teknaf town said. “The law enforcement agencies have been starting operation against the human trafficking and killed at least five Bangladeshi human traffickers at border area within five days. The human traffickers sent thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis to Thailand and Malaysia by sea route.”

Sources said, the concerned authorities of Bangladesh have lists of human traffickers at around 325, and they will keep continue operations along the border area and to be arrested all human traffickers.

Besides, an alleged another human trafficker was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Cox’s Bazar on May 12, at early morning ,according to police official.

“So far, at least five “traffickers” have been killed in such “shootouts” with the members of law enforcement agencies in the district since May 8, 2015.”

The alleged human trafficker, Belal Hossain, 45, son of Mohammed Mostofa, hailed from Khuruskul village of Cox’s Bazar, our  correspondent reported quoting Kazi Matiul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Cox’s Bazar  Police Station.

Two law enforcers were also injured in the “gun battle”.

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