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Myanmar returns 18 Bangladeshis, 1 Rohingya

  • Published at 06:00 pm June 15th, 2017
Myanmar returns 18 Bangladeshis, 1 Rohingya
On Thursday, 18 Bangladeshis were repatriated along with a Rohingya man, after serving their jail terms in Myanmar. Representatives of Myanmar immigration department handed over the 19 people to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after a meeting around 1:30pm. BGB Battalion-34 Commander Lt Col Monjurul Hasan Khan said: “Of the returnees, seven were held while catching fish in the Bay. Myanmar's law enforcers nabbed the rest when they were on their way to Malaysia through the sea.” [caption id="attachment_69350" align="aligncenter" width="800"]WEB_Cox's-Bazar_Bangladeshi-inmates_Edited_Body-1_15.06.2017 Myanmar sends back 18 Bangladeshis and a Rohingya men as their jail terms end DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] “After their deportation from Myanmar, the 19 people have been handed over to Cox's Bazar district police upon permission from the foreign and home ministries. Police would send them to their relatives,” the BGB official said. According to him the meeting was held in Myanmar's bordering Dhekibonia area, which is opposite to the Ghumdum border at Naikhyangchhari upazila in Bandarban. [caption id="attachment_69351" align="aligncenter" width="800"]WEB_Cox's-Bazar_Bangladeshi-inmates_Edited_Body-2_15.06.2017 Myanmar sends back 18 Bangladeshis and a Rohingya men as their jail terms end DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] Lt Col Monjurul himself led the Bangladesh team comprising 11 members, while the Myanmar delegation had 13 members.