Myanmar on Wednesday returned nine Bangladeshi fishermen, caught from the Bay of Bengal, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), reports UNB.

The fishermen were handed over following a flag meeting between the border security forces of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the morning.

On 10 November, the fishermen were fishing in the south Bay of Bengal, two kilometers away from St Martin's Island.


Suddenly, the engine of their fishing trawler stopped working and sea tides took them to Myanmar's maritime area.

Then Border Guard Police detained them, lieutenant colonel Md Faisal Hasan, commander of BGB Battalion-2, said.

Following the incident, BGB has been trying to bring them back, he said. "And the returnees have been sent to institutional quarantine."