Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Detective Branch (DB) have arrested eight members of two human trafficking rings in separate drives in Dhaka.
The RAB, in a press statement, informed that the arrests took place on Wednesday night in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel and Paltan areas.
“The DB is currently trying to locate is a Libyan national named Sameer Ahmed Omar Fara, deemed to be the mastermind,” the statement added.
Reportedly, on June 6 a case was filed against 27 people under the Prevention of Human Trafficking and Anti-Terrorism Act.
The Libyan national- Sameer Ahmed Omar Fara- has been sending Bangladeshis illegally to Libya since 2010.
The RAB informed that Omar Fara was helped by another accused- Abdul Gofran’s Paltan.
The RAB further informed that they would interrogate the suspects and further investigate the matter to find out if there were any more people involved.
Meanwhile, a DB team arrested two most wanted human traffickers named Monir Hossain and Selim Sikder from Jatrabari area of the Capital.
The two men were the prime accused in a human trafficking case filed with Motijheel police station in June 2019.
It has been known that Monir Hossain mostly targeted the poor people in Shariatpur, Madaripur, Feni, and Tangail areas of the country.