12 held while crossing Putkhali border into India illegally

12 held while crossing Putkhali border into India illegally

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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 12 people while they were going to India illegally through Putkhali border here on Saturday night.Samsur Rahman, camp in-charge of Putkhali BGB Battalion-23, said being tipped off that some Bangladeshis were being trafficked to India through Putkhali border, a team of border force conducted a drive in the area at night and arrested the 12 people, including a woman and a child.The human traffickers, however, fled the scene sensing the presence of the members of the border force.The arrestees hail from different areas of Bagerhat, Barisal, Faridpur, Narail, Khulna and Jessore districts. They were going to India in search of jobs.BGB troops handed over the arrestee to Benapole Port Police Station. A case was filed. -UNB, Benapole

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