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Top human trafficker arrested in Sylhet

  • Published at 04:24 pm June 2nd, 2020
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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Rafiqul Islam from Bishwanath upazila in Sylhet on Monday, June 1, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

At least five separate cases were filed against Rafiqul and his family members for alleged involvement in human trafficking

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Monday evening arrested the prime accused from Bishwanath upazila in Sylhet in a human trafficking case filed after 37 Bangladeshis drowned in the Mediterranean sea on May 9 in 2019.

The arrested man is Rafiqul Islam, son of late Chamak Ali of Kathalipara village in Bishwanath upazila.

Obain Rakhain, assistant superintendent of police and media officer of RAB-9, said they arrested Rafiqul from Bishwanath upazila in the evening and kept him in their custody.

Rafiqul is one of the six accused in the human trafficking case filed with Bishwanath Police Station on November 28, 2019.  

At least five separate cases were filed against Rafiqul and his family members for alleged involvement in human trafficking.

Earlier on May 9, 37 Bangladeshis among others died in a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya.

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