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Case filed against 3 for trafficking people into Vietnam

  • Published at 07:14 pm September 4th, 2020
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CID is expected to investigate the case

A case has been filed against three alleged human traffickers for trafficking hundreds of migrant workers into Vietnam.

Three people, including one Masud Rana, have been accused in the case filed with Paltan police station on Thursday under the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, 2012. 

Alamgir Hossain, a victim of human trafficking, lodged the case.

The Criminal Investigation Department of police is expected to investigate the case. 

As per the case statement, a person introduced Alamgir to Masud Rana who offered him [Alamgir] the job of an electrician in Vietnam with a generous salary. Masud asked for Tk4 lakh in return.

In the October of 2019, Alamgir gave Tk50,000 to Masud. There was another person like Alamgir there who also handed over the same amount to Masud.

Afterwards, the two gave Masud another Tk2.5 lakh each in November when he said their visas were ready. They were told that their flight was on February 9; they gave Tk1 lakh each to Masud on the day of the flight.

Upon their arrival in Vietnam, Zabbar, a person who works for Masud’s brother Mostofa, picked them up from the airport. Zabbar is also suspected to be involved in human trafficking.

Only after reaching Vietnam did Alamgir come to know that his visa would only be valid for 90 days. 

He was promised the job of an electrician but in reality, his employers gave him various types of works without any payment. They even tortured Alamgir on several occasions.

Once the victims informed the Bangladesh Embassy in Vietnam, they were returned to Bangladesh on August 18 by a special flight. All of them were sent for quarantine at the Dibari Quarantine Camp in Dhaka.

Alamgir has been living in Shariatpur since the end of his quarantine period. 

According to Alamgir, Mostofa became a permanent resident of Vietnam after marrying a local. He has built a human trafficking racket there with the help of his in-laws. Masud Rana trafficks people into Vietnam with his brother Mostofa’s help. 

The trafficked people held a demonstration in front of the Bangladesh embassy after realizing that they had become victims of human trafficking. 120 of them were brought back to Bangladesh on August 18.

Once their quarantine period ended, police arrested 81 of these 120 migrant workers along with 2 others returning from Qatar.

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