Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 40 Bangladeshis from Daulatpur border area in Benapole on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-21 conducted a drive in the area and detained them around 8:30am while they were trying to enter into Bangladesh from India without any valid documents, said Lt Col Tariqul Hakim, commanding officer of BGB-21.
Among the detainees – 19 were men, 14 were women and seven were children – hailing from Barisal, Khulna, Narail, Satkhira and Jessore districts. One of the detainees was the trafficker, Ishraful, who was bringing the others into the country illegally.
The detainees were later handed over to Benapole Port police station. A case was filed with the police station.