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Bd Navy seizes Burmese ferry with 625 trafficked people

Bd Navy seizes Burmese ferry with 625 trafficked people

Bangladesh Navy on Monday seized a Myanmar flag hoistng trawler in the deep see with at least 625 people on board, including many Myanmar nationals, heading towards Malaysia illegally.
A source at the Naval Headquarters said that the trawler was held in the morning from the deep see, some 130-135 nautical miles off the Teknaf coast.Replying to a question, the source, who preferred not to be named, said the detained people included both Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals as many of them speak Bengali fluently.  Of them, at least 40 are women and children.
This is the largest ever incident of human trafficking bid to Malaysia from Bangladesh using the sea route.
Members of the Bangladesh Navy intercepted the trawler on suspicion and arrested the crew members and its passengers, the source said.
The officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Mukhter Hossain said the seized trawler along with its passengers is expected to reach Teknaf coast around 10:00 am on Tuesday. – UNB

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