Two airlines involved in human trafficking: CID
Published: 05:16 PM, 1 December 2020
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police briefed reporters- Daily Bangladesh
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has found evidence of involvement of two foreign airlines in human trafficking from Bangladesh. Five/seven officials of the two airlines have been questioned at the CID headquarters.
CID Chief Additional Inspector General of Police Barrister Mahbubur Rahman told reporters at 2.30 pm on Tuesday.
He said two foreign airlines are involved in human trafficking in the Middle East and Europe. All those who have been trafficked from Bangladesh have been taken on visit visas or conference visas. If someone goes to any country on these visas, they should have a return ticket. But no one brought the return ticket who went on these visas. This is the fault of the airlines. Their officers are involved in human trafficking. Most of the trafficked people went by these two airlines. We have also spoken to senior officials of the two airlines. They also admitted that it was not supposed to happen. However, the CID chief did not name the two airlines.
He added that Interpol had issued red notices against six Bangladeshi nationals who were involved in human trafficking in various countries in the Middle East and Europe.
He said that on October 18, Bangladesh Police sought help from Interpol to arrest six human traffickers. On November 27, Interpol issued a red notice. So far, only 6 people have been found who are involved. We are also looking into whether anyone else is like them abroad.
Those against whom Interpol has issued red notices are Mintu Mia, Tanzimul alias Tanjid, Zafar Iqbal, Nazrul Islam Mollah, Shahadat Hossain, and Swapan. Among them, Nazrul is from Madaripur and Shahadat is from Dhaka and the other four are from Kishoreganj. Tanzimul is currently in Italy.