Teknaf, Bangladesh: A refugee was arrested by camp police on November 26 for being allegedly involved in human trafficking. He was however set free on paying off the police.

 

The man identified as Mohamed Amin (40), son of Abdu Khalek of MRC# 3074, Block # C, Shed # 51, and Room # 6 was staying in the Nayapara Burmese refugee camp. He is also the head teacher of refugee school No.2 in the camp, said a Majee from the camp.

 

Inspector Nurul Islam along with three others camp police entered the refugee camp and arrested Mohamed Amin when he was going to school. He was accused of being involved in human trafficking from Bangladesh to Malaysia.

 

However, he was released after paying Taka 2,000 to the police officer. But, he has been absconding since his release out of fear of further harassment by the police, said a refugee in the camp.

According to local people in Teknaf border areas, some Bangladeshis and Rohingyas including Rohingya refugees went to Malaysia in fishing boats from Bangladesh.

 

Some reached Malaysia, Indonesia Thailand and some have gone missing in the ocean en route to Malaysia, sources said.

 

According to sources, some people were arrested in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and even India while heading for Malaysia.