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18 Burmese citizens rescued from traffickers

Dhaka, July 9: Bangladesh police yesterday rescued 18 Burmese citizens including nine children from human traffickers in a residential hotel of Dhaka, according to a local news agency.

Police also arrested three alleged human traffickers who brought the Burmese citizens to Dhaka for trafficking them out to Saudi Arabia with Bangladeshi passport.

According to source, the Burmese citizens were brought to Dhaka five days ago and made an overnight stay at Nasir Boarding in Chittagong before coming to Dhaka.

All are Burmese Muslim known as Rohingya and they came to Bangladesh from Maung Daw township of Arakan state during the refugee influx in 1991-1992.

Bangladesh police said they were brought to Dhaka to be trafficked out of the country but some of them ( Burmese citizens) said they have relatives in Saudi Arabia and were going there to find jobs.

The rescued people and children were identified as Abul Kalam (40), Mohammad Rafiq(20), Hossain Ahmad(20),Sultan Ahmad(30), Nur-e-Alam(40),Abul Hashem (26), Saanjida Begum(30), Sabu Alam(8), Shiri Zahan (35), Nur Mohammad (7), Shed Ullah (10), Humaiya Beugm (5), Kawsar Bibi (4), Alam Rizan (35), Umme Kulsum (13), Saddam Hossain (7), fatema Khaun (13), and Nurjahan (5). #

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