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10 workers rescued from Dublar Char, 1 held

A patrol team of coast guard conducted drives and rescued them early Saturday

Update : 16 Nov 2019, 04:30 PM

Bangladesh Coast Guard has rescued 10 people in Dublar Char under Sarankhola upazila in Bagerhat.

Human traffickers lured victims from different places with the promise of various lucrative jobs, and ultimately took them to the Shutki Palli (an area for drying fish) located at Dublar Char, said Bangladesh Navy Lieutenant Abdullah Al Mahmud, also a Detective Branch official of Mongla coast guard outpost.

Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of the coast guard outpost (west zone) conducted drives there and rescued them early Saturday, he said. 

The law enforcement also detained one of the traffickers during the drive, he added.

The detainee is Md Nurul Haq alias Ledu Mia, 36, a resident of Kuchuri village under Banshkhali upazila in Chittagong.

The rescued are -- residents of Kishoreganj Md Renu Mia and Md Tutul Mia, Md Manik Hossain of Chandpur, Md Hridoy and Md Biman of Mymensingh, Md Akter of Habiganj, Md Al Amin and Md Arif of Noakhali, Md Amir Hossain of Chittagong, and Md Parvez of Kushtia.

They will be handed over to Sarankhola police station, the coast guard official added.        

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