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119 Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained from St Martin’s Island coast

  • Published at 09:20 pm November 14th, 2019
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There were 14 children, 58 women and 47 men in the trawler

Bangladesh Coast Guard yesterday detained 119 Malaysia-bound Rohingyas from a trawler near Saint Martin’s Island under Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

Coast Guard Staff Officer (Chittagong Zone) Lt Commander Saiful Islam said: "Acting on a tip off, 119 Rohingyas were detained around midday.

"Of the detainees, 58 were women, 47 men, and 14 children. All of them lived in different Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar."

The next course of action will be decided after consulting the authorities concerned, Saiful added.