Bangladesh Police rescues 23 teenage girls from Traffickers


The Bangladesh Police rescued twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls after they were being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air.

Dhaka police also arrested four human traffickers including a Rohingya couple and recovered over 50 Bangladeshi passports from them on Saturday.

According to the Police spokesman Mokhlesur Rahman, they raided a residence in the northern part of the city and found the teenagers hiding in a room behind a tailoring shop.

He told AFP, “They were promised jobs in Malaysia and brought from refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar,” referring to the Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh’s southeastern coastal district.

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