Human trafficking to Europe: Ringleader, 2 associates held in Comilla

The ringleader used to take large sums of money from local people with the promise of sending them to Europe

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained the leader of a gang and two of his associates allegedly involved in human trafficking to Europe from Comilla.

The detainees have been identified as ringleader Sohel Mazumdar, and associates Zakir Hossain and Abu Noman, all residents of Comilla, said Mohammad Sakib Hossain, company commander of RAB-11 (crime prevention two) at a press briefing.

They were detained on Sunday from the Jangalia area of Sadar South upazila during a drive after receiving a complaint from a victim named Dulal Mia on September 9, he said.

At least eight complaints were lodged against Sohel in Cyprus for document forgery, fraud and money laundering, the officer added. 

Sohel used to take large sums of money from local people with the promise of sending them to Europe through Cyprus.

The detainees were handed over to Kotwali model police, said RAB.