Thirteen members of an alleged human trafficking gang, including two Rohingya people, were detained by the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from different parts of the capital and its suburb Keraniganj on Thursday night.
The two Rohingyas were identified as Mushfeka and Nur Begum while the others were identified as Shantana, 13, Babul Mia, 40, his wife Kakoli, 35, Jahangir Alam, 52, Manik, 45, Rana Biswas, 34, Humayun Kabir, 43, Al-Mamun, 35, Mahfuzur Rahman Masud, 40, Faruk Mia, 25 and Gouranga Sarkar, reports news agency UNB.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-10 led by its deputy commander major Mohammad Ashraful Haque conducted a drive in Hasnabad of South Keraniganj upazila and arrested Mushfeka, Nur Begum and Shantana.
The members of the elite force conducted drives in others parts of the capital in the night and arrested ten more people, said a press release of RAB signed by additional DIG, Mohammad Kayumuzzaman Khan, commanding officer of RAB-10 Jatrabari Dhalsur camp.
They also recovered several passports, mobile phone, cash and cheque books from their possession.
The arrestees were involved in trafficking people to Malaysia and Middle East countries.