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Human trafficking rings busted in Dhaka

  • Published at 11:01 pm August 6th, 2020
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The other arrestees were identified as Abdul Gofran, Mizanur Rahman, Nazrul Islam, Mohin Uddin and Md Sohel

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Detective Branch (DB) of police on Wednesday night arrested eight members of two human trafficking rings in separate drives in Dhaka.  

According to RAB, one of the six suspects arrested from the capital’s Hatirjheel and Paltan areas is a Libyan national named Sameer Ahmed Omar Fara.

The other arrestees were identified as Abdul Gofran, Mizanur Rahman, Nazrul Islam, Mohin Uddin and Md Sohel. 

The Libyan national has been sending Bangladeshis illegally to war-torn Libya since 2010 with the help of Gofran’s Paltan-based manpower recruiting agency named Sufi International Limited, said RAB-3 Commanding Officer Lt Col Rakibul Hasan to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.

RAB officials said that they would interrogate the suspects and further investigate the matter to find out who else was involved in this shady business.

Meanwhile, a team of DB police of Gulshan Division arrested two listed human traffickers named Monir Hossain and Selim Sikder from Dhaka’s Jatrabari area.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, DB Deputy Commissioner (DC-Gulshan division) Mashiur Rahman said that the arrested suspects were the prime accused in a human trafficking case filed with Motijheel police station last June.

He said: “Monir mostly targeted people in Shariatpur, Madaripur, Feni and Tangail. This trafficking ring used to charge a person seeking to go abroad Tk4 lakh to Tk5 lakh.” 

“Monir, who is one of the leaders of the ring, went to Libya to work for a construction company but soon allied himself with a Libyan militia and local police to carry out his illegal deeds.

“Later, with their help, he directly conducted trafficking camps in different places of Libya,” he added.

“Monir so far has sent hundreds of people to Libya through Shadhin Travels, run by two of his accomplices named Sharif and Kabir,” he said.

This ring also used to extort money from the victims’ families, he added.

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