Six ‘human traffickers’ arrested

Staff Correspondent

7 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Six ‘human traffickers’ arrested

Rab members arrest six members of a fraud gang in different parts of the city on Thursday. The arrestees include Libyan national Sameer Ahmed Omar Faraj, 45, (inset) and Bangladeshi national Abdul Gofran, 60, chairman of the recruiting agency -- Sufi International Ltd.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested six alleged human traffickers from Hatirjheel and Paltan areas in the capital on Thursday.

The arrestees are Sameer Ahmed Omar Faraj, 45, a Libyan citizen, Abdul Gofran, 60, chairman of Sufi International Ltd, a travel agency, Mizanur Rahman, managing director of the travel agency, Nazrul Islam, 42, manager of the agency, Sohel, a manpower agent, and Mohiuddin, 31.  

Farzana Haq, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of RAB-3, said the arrestees have been trafficking fortune seekers to Libya through illegal channels for a long time.

They also embezzled money from many people in the name of sending them to Italy via Libya. 

Arrested Sameer is living in Bangladesh illegally.

Earlier on June 15, police arrested as many as 52 individuals, suspected to be human traffickers who were responsible for trafficking 26 Bangladeshis who were killed in Libya in May.