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4 BGP members sent back to Myanmar

  • Published at 01:24 am September 5th, 2019
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Flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and Myanmar's Border Guard Police underway at Ghumdhum border point in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban on Wednesday, September 5, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

They were identified as: Captain Lee Win Ko Myang, 30, Sergeant Yanang Tun, 31, Sergeant Payang Gi, 25, and Private Kya Kya 28

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday sent back four of Myanmar's Border Guard Police (BGP), who were detained on the Bangladesh side of the border for trespassing.

Myanmar received its border security forces' members during a flag meeting between the two countries held at the Ghumdhum border in the Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban around 12pm yesterday.

They were identified as: Captain Lee Win Ko Myang, 30, Sergeant Yanang Tun, 31, Sergeant Payang Gi, 25, and Private Kya Kya 28. 

Lt Col Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, captain of Cox's Bazar BGB Battalion 38 confirmed the matter to reporters after the flag meeting.

He said: "On August 25, a patrol team of BGB detained four BGP members from the coastal area near the Naf River in Teknaf based on suspicious behaviour. An MA-11 assault rifle, 10 bullets, 1 torchlight, 5 mobile phones and a speedboat were seized from their possession."