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CID to issue red alert immediately on Interpol to catch Bangladeshi human traffickers 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:53 PM, 16 January 2021  

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police has said today they will issue a red alert on Interpol soon to catch the six Bangladeshi human traffickers staying abroad.

CID Additional Special Superintendent of Police AKM Akhtaruzzaman confirmed the matter to Daily Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon.

According to the CID, two human traffickers have already been arrested in connection with the massacre of killing 26 Bangladeshi nationals that happened at the end of May in a camp run by human traffickers in Mizdah town of Libya. However, the other four accused are also under surveillance.

It is reported that many people leave the country every year on tourist visas or through brokers at the risk of their lives by sea and air. However, many of them fell victim to deception and were killed and tortured. In May last year, 30 people including 28 Bangladeshis, were killed and 12 injured in a shooting by human traffickers in the Libyan city of Mizdah. Most of them migrated to Libya for Italy via India where the helpless Bangladeshis were kept there and tortured and huge amount of money was demanded.

Meanwhile, in the case of killing of Bangladeshis, 3 cases were filed in CID Paltan and Banani and the families of the victims filed 23 more cases in different parts of the country.  

The CID later issued a red notice through Interpol against the six in November to nab the traffickers. Later, one accused named Shahadat Hossain (29) of Madaripur has been detained from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. On the other hand, Zafar Iqbal (38) of Kishoreganj has been arrested by the Italian police.

AKM Akhtaruzzaman said, "We have been able to identify most of the people involved in human trafficking in the countries near the Mediterranean. We are going to start the process of issuing some more red notices soon."

The CID is also in a tougher position to prevent human trafficking, the police official said