16 Bangladeshi, Myanmar human traffickers sued

Two days after a boat carrying nearly 600 migrants was seized in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh`s southeastern border with Myanmar, two separate cases have been lodged against the human traffickers, police said on Wednesday.

Dhaka: Two days after a boat carrying nearly 600 migrants was seized in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh`s southeastern border with Myanmar, two separate cases have been lodged against the human traffickers, police said on Wednesday.

A police official told Xinhua from the southeastern Chittagong port city that a total of 80 Myanmar nationals were charged with illegal entry into Bangladesh while 16 people from both countries were accused in another case of human trafficking. 

All the rescued Bangladeshis have been released.

A total of 592 people, including dozens of women and children from Bangladesh and Myanmar, were rescued on Monday from the boat some 50 nautical miles southeast of Saint Martin`s Island, in Teknaf under Bangladesh`s southeastern Cox`s Bazaar district. 

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