Yangon, 6 October:
The Bangladesh Police have arrested a most wanted criminal involved with trafficking from a Burma (Myanmar) bordering town. Mohammad Hashem was arrested by Bangla police personnel on Sunday from Shah Pori island, reported bdnews24.com, a Dhaka based portal.
According to the Teknaf police station head Ataur Rahman Khandker, Hashem, 46, is an active member of an international human trafficking gang. He is suspected to be involved in nearly 20 human trafficking cases at Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar in south Bangladesh.
“Hashem was hiding since the police intensified the drive against human trafficking. We raided the market area after getting specific information that Hashem had returned to the locality,” added the police officer.
The Bangladesh government has already ordered the security forces to closely watch the sea route through which the traffickers move around.
Moreover, as the wither approaching, more migrants of Bangladesh and Burma are being suspected to resume their desperate journeys towards Malaysia through various sea routes.