Human trafficking: 5 members detained in Cox’s Bazar

Map of Cox's Bazar districtProthom Alo illustration

Police in a drive arrested suspected five members of a human trafficking gang and 19 Myanmar nationals from a house in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Friday night for intrusion into the country.

The five human traffickers are Zahid, 30, son of Selim, Jamal, 38, son of Hashem, Hazera, 50, wife of Amin Sharif, Yunus, 24, son of Ali zohr and Dwin Islam, son of Mohammad Shah.

Among the Myanmar nationals, six were women, six men and seven children.

Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive at the house of one Amin Sharif around 11:10 pm and arrested them, said Abdul Halim, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station.

All of them entered the Bangladesh territory illegally through Teknaf border.