A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained the leader of a gang and his two associates allegedly involved in human trafficking to Europe from Cumilla, reports UNB.

The detainees were as Sohel Mazumdar, the ringleader and his two associates named Zakir Hossain and Abu Noman, all residents of Cumilla, said  Mohammad Sakib Hossain, company commander of RAB-11 at a press briefing.

They were detained on Sunday from Jangalia area of Sadar South upazila during a drive after receiving a complaint from a victim named Dulal Mia on 9 September, he said.

At least eight complaints were lodged against Sohel in Cyprus for document forgery, fraud, and money laundering, he added.

Sohel used to take big amount of money from local people with promise of sending them to Europe through Cyprus.

The detainees were handed over to Kotwali model police, said RAB.