Thursday, 23 May 2019
Teknaf, Bangladesh: Fifteen Burmese nationals were pushed back to Burma by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) recently, according to our correspondent.


15 Burmese nationals in a row-boat were trying to enter Shapuri Dip through Gola, the southern side of Shapuri Dip (Island) while BDR of Shapuri Dip were patrolling the stretch. The BDR seized the boat and arrested the people.


They were pushed back soon after arresting by BDR to Burma from where they entered.


On the other hand, the BDR also seized smuggled goods worth Taka 100,000 from various points of the Bangladesh-Burma border on that day. The seized goods are fuel, edible oil, which were being taken to Burma and seeds of opium, wood and aluminum, which came from Burma. 


The BDR push back Burmese nationals whenever they see Burmese on the Burma-Bangladesh border without any delay, said a local from Teknaf.