Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: A Burmese national was arrested at Bangladesh Burma border by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on March 18, while he was penetrating to Bangladesh, according to BGB official.
“He was arrested from Taungbro border of Bangladesh side at 6:00 pm while entering Bangladesh without legal document.”
The arrestee has been identified as San Maung Hla Marma (35), hailed from Taungbro village under the Maungdaw Township, according to sources.
On being tipped off, a group of BGB personnel of Battalion No. 17 went to the border point and arrested San Maung Hla on suspicion as he was crossing Burma-Bangladesh border without legal document (border pass)..
The operation was led by Mohamed Muzamel Haque, the commander of Taungbro BGB out-post.
The Commanding officer Lt. Col. Khalekul Zaman of Battalion No. 17 said that BGB has kept him in the custody of BGB for more interrogations regarding the crossing border illegally.
The officer also said that the BGB will call flag meeting regarding the matter and he will be handed over to Burma’s border security force (Nasaka).
Every day, people from Burma side enter Bangladesh legally and illegally for marketing, medical treatment, to contact their relatives in abroad and for working in Bangladesh to support their family members, said a local villager named Sayed from border belt.