Three more human trafficking suspects held

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A boat full of migrants. UNB File PhotoThree members of a human trafficking gang were arrested from different parts of the city on Friday following the death of Bangladeshi nationals in a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya, reports UNB.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) headquarters sources said acting on tip off, a team of the Rab-1 conducted drives in different parts of the capital and arrested them.

Their identities were not available immediately.

Some 40-45 Bangladesh nationals remained missing after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya on 9 May.

"Two boats -- one carrying around 50 and another 70 people -- set out at the same time on 9 May (night). The first one possibly reached Italy while the second one capsized," said an official of Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released the identities of 39 Bangladeshis who went missing after the boat capsize.

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