Dhaka, May 15, 2019:
Bangladeshi police on Wednesday shot dead two suspected Rohingya human traffickers after rescuing 103 refugees in two days who were about to make the perilous sea voyage to Malaysia.
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As per official reports, the two Rohingya human traffickers were killed outside a refugee camp in the southeast after they open fired on the police.
People-smugglers have in recent years sent tens of thousands of Rohingya from the Bangladesh camps by boat to relatively prosperous Malaysia, usually between November and April when the seas are calmer.
However, the route was disrupted after the police in Bangladesh killed a dozen traffickers after Thai authorities discovered the trafficking racket.
But the traffickers are back and are preying on the refugee camps where 740,000 Rohingyas have taken shelter in 2017.
As per reports, the Cox’s Bazar police rescued 34 Rohingyas bound for Malaysia on Tuesday and 69 on Monday.