Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 532 women and children from human traffickers along the Bangladesh-India border in last eight months ended on August 31 this year.
The BGB members rescued 427 women and 105 children while they were being trafficked out of the country, especially to neighboring India, and arrested 14 alleged traffickers during the period -- January 1 to August 31.
The paramilitary troops also recovered huge smuggled goods, including illegal drugs, worth about Tk 368.70 crore during the eight months.
Sources at the BGB headquarters said 1,086 alleged smugglers were arrested by members of the paramilitary force the period.
A total of 114 cases were filed with different police stations across the country, especially frontier districts, in this regard.
Besides, they seized 3,26,528 bottles of Indian intoxicating Phensidyl syrup; 3,28,004 sex-stimulating Yaba tablets, 90,954 bottles of foreign liquor, 3,177 litres of local liquour, 6,649 cans of beer, 2827 kgs of hemp, 29.60 kg of heroin and 22,589 different types of injections during the eight months.
According to the sources, 1086 people were arrested on charge of smuggling bid as well as 16,823 cases were filed with different police stations across the country in connection with the recovery of the smuggled goods and narcotic items.
Of the smuggled goods, contrabands worth about Tk 343.53 crore were seized while being smuggled into the country and goods worth about Tk 25.16 crore while being smuggled out of the country.
Most of the smuggled goods and narcotic items were seized from different areas along the Bangladesh-India border.