Trafficking gang busted in Dhaka, 3 detained

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The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have busted an international human trafficking gang, with the arrest of three men in Dhaka on Monday, reports UNB.

The arrestees are Mollik Razaul Haque Selim, 62, Md Bulbul Ahmed Mollik, 55, and Nironjon Pal, 51.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-4 conducted a drive in Mirpur and Uttara areas of the capital and arrested the three human traffickers on Monday night, said ASP (media) at RAB headquarters, Imran Khan.

During the drive, the elite force also seized fake passports, fake visas stamps, photos, mobile phone sets, SIM cards, cash and other documents from their possession.

During interrogation, they told RAB officials that would lure their potential victims with job offers in countries like Australia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece, France and Malta.

"However their targets were trafficked to India instead," Imran said.