Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar : A group of voyagers consisting 150 people in a Trawler (engine boat) was going to Malaysia on February 7, leaving from Teknaf. On the way, they were chased by a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) boat which had around 12 BGB personnel on board. The BGB chased the boat until it stopped at Shapurdip ghat (jetty), said BGB personnel from Teknaf.
“The voyagers in panic started fleeing away from boat while the Malaysia bound Trawler (engine boat) stop at the ghat (jetty).”
“Subeder (officer) Tota Meah, the commanding officer, the chasing BGB personnel group, arrested 6 voyagers and the trawler.”
After investigation, Colonel Jahed Hassan, BGB 42 Battalion confirmed that the boat people were going to Malaysia by giving huge amount of money to the human traffickers -- Ismail, Bulu, Hossain, Nurhakim, Sanjida Begum and Sukkur. Most of the voyagers were from Teknaf and Cox’s bazar.