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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained six robbers along with arms from Maheshkhali channel in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’a Bazar district Friday midnight, reports UNB.

The detainees are Nezam Uddin, Shakil, Sazzad, Sujon, Manik and Omar Faruk of the upazila.

Tipped off, a team of Rab-15 conducted a drive in the area and detained the robbers along with three guns and 11 bullets, said senior assistant director of RAB-15 Abu Salam Chowdhury.

The elite force members detained them when they were taking preparation to loot valuables from a fishing trawler in Sonadia Channel of the Bay of Bengal, he said.