Teknaf, Bangladesh : Yesterday, at about 11:00 am, eleven Burmese nationals were arrested by Bangladesh authority in Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh-Burma , according to “the Donik Purbokon” of today, a local Bengala newspaper.
They were arrested by Bangladesh authorities soon after crossing Naf River by a small boat. The Naf River separates Burma and Bangladesh . All the arrested persons are from Maungdaw township of Arakan State, Burma .
According to a relative of the arrested men, they illegally crossed the Burma-Bangladesh border as they want to contact their relatives who have been living in overseas to get money for the upcoming Qurban (Eid-ul-Azha) , which to be held on January 1, 2007.
It is very expensive to contact to foreign countries from Burma . So, most of the people crossed the Burma-Bangladesh border in illegal way to make contact with their relatives in foreign countries, he further added.
Later on, the concerned authority handed over them to the Teknaf Police Station to take legal action against them.