24 Malaysia job seekers arrested before sailingNew Age Online
Police and coast guards detained 24 job hunters, who wanted to sail for all the way down to Malaysia, from different hotels under Teknaf upazila Saturday night.
Police and coast guard members of Teknaf raided a number of residential hotels and grabbed them.
Mohammad Farhad, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station said a police team led by sub-inspector Abdul Monnaf raided a hotel in Teknaf Bazar following a tip at about 8:00pm and detained 11 job seekers.
Those people are hailed from different areas of the country, he added.
A Teknaf coast guard team led by their station commander Mohammad Mamoon raided hotel Rakmoni at about 9:30pm and detained 13 Malaysia bound fortune seekers.
Some detained people acknowledged that they had paid Tk 20 thousand each to the traffickers for sailing to Malaysia.
Police are trying to arrest the traffickers Dalo Hossen, Sarif Hossen, Mohammad Firoj and Abul Kalam of Shahporirdip under Sabrong union of Teknaf.
Earlier, Border Guard Bangladesh also detained some10 people who were preparing for illegal boat-journey to Malaysia Saturday afternoon.
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