Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) said on Friday they arrested six members -- five of them women -- of a human trafficking gang foiling their bid to smuggle three young women out to India with promises of lucrative jobs, reports UNB.
The arrests were made at Siddhirganj upazila in Narayanganj district.
The arrestees were identified as Jhuma Akter, 28, Sharmin Akter, 29, Minara Rina, 35, Rabeya Akter, 27, Komly Khatun, 32, and Shahjamal, 40.
The Rab also recovered several mobile phone sets and debit cards of the targeted women from the possession of the arrestees during the drive, Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Mahmud Pasha, captain of the Rab-11 told a press conference in the district on Friday noon.
The human traffickers took a woman to Benapole boarder to try to take her to neighbouring India. She was promised a job at a beauty parlour across the border with a handsome salary.
Realising the trap the woman somehow escaped from the alleged traffickers and returned to Narayanganj where she lodged a written complaint against them at the headquarters of the Rab-11 on Thursday afternoon.
As per the complaint, the elite force conducted a drive in Mijmiji Batanparra area of the upazila and arrested the human traffickers. Rab rescued another two women from their custody, he said.
The Rab officer said the traffickers usually target poor women alluring them with jobs and better life abroad.
A case related to the incident was filed at the local police station and the arrestees were sent to a court, he added.