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5 Rohingyas and a human trafficker held in Benapole

  • Published at 12:35 am January 30th, 2019
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Benapole port police arrested five Rohingyas and human trafficker from a hotel in Benapole Bazar area on Tuesday

The arrested were Abid Ara, 17, Hafiza Khatun, 20, Noman, 19, Sanjida Khatun, 15, Sakhina Akter, 15, Yeasmin Akter, 18 and Manjurul Ahmed, a trafficker

Benapole port police arrested five Rohingyas and human trafficker from a hotel in Benapole Bazar area on Tuesday.

Officials said acting on a tipoff that Rohingya nationals were hiding in a hotel, the arrestees were found along with fake passports from Hotel Sun City on Tuesday afternoon.

The arrested were Abid Ara, 17, Hafiza Khatun, 20, Noman, 19, Sanjida Khatun, 15, Sakhina Akter, 15, Yeasmin Akter, 18 and Manjurul Ahmed, a trafficker. 

Sources said Manjurul was planning to take the Rohingyas to India using fake passports.

Officer-in-charge of Benapole port police station Sheikh Abu Saleh Masud Karim said the arrestees will be tried on passport forgery charges and presented before a court on Wednesday.