Bangladesh: 'Godfather' of human trafficking arrested
Sept.17, Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh have arrested a human trafficking "godfather" in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis.
Police said that the arrest of alleged kingpin Dil Mohammad over the weekend in the southern smuggling town of Teknaf -bordering Myanmar - was part of crackdown that also saw 19 other traffickers captured in the past month.
Mohammad, 45, was arrested after arriving back in Bangladesh from Malaysia. He was wanted in Malaysia and Thailand for smuggling hundreds of poor Bangladeshis to Malaysia by using rickety boats in the Bay of Bengal, the APF AFP news agency reported.
The Oslo Times