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16 Myanmar fishermen detained from Bay of Bengal

  • Published at 12:08 am November 30th, 2019
Detained Myanmar fishermen UNB

They were apprehended nearby St Martin's Island early Friday

Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard have arrested 16 Myanmar fishermen and seized two boats from the Bay of Bengal in Cox's Bazar.

They were apprehended nearby St Martin's Island in the maritime boundary of Bangladesh early Friday.

Lt Saad Mohammed Taim, Coast Guard commander at the St Martin's station, said the fishermen were detained for illegally fishing in Bangladeshi waters.

They are the residents of Myanmar's Akyab district, he said, adding that the seized boats were handed over to Teknaf police station.