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India returns 3 Bangladeshis

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The Border Security Force (BSF) handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday night at the Benepole border.The youths have been identified as Momin Uddin, 22, and Yasin Mia, 30, hailing from Comilla’s Banchharampur Upazila, and 26-year old Habibur Rahman from Narsinghdi’s Sadar Upazila.Benapole BGB camp commander Naeb Subedar Mohammad Abdullah said the three had boarded a trawler 52 days ago from Cox’s Bazar in their bid to go to Malaysia.The trawler malfunctioned at the deep sea in the Indian maritime boundary.An Australian ship rescued them and handed them over to Indian Coast Guards.BGB has handed over the youths to Benapole port police station on Thursday night.OC Mosharraf Hossain said the trio would be sent home on Friday after completing legal procedures.Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s richest countries and an attractive destination for migrant workers.It recently signed a government to government agreement with Bangladesh to recruit 1.4 million workers.Under the agreement the expenses for a worker intending to go to Malaysia for work has come down from $4,000 to $400.Several batches of workers had already been sent under this arrangement but many still try to make it illegally.In the last fiscal, expatriate workers remitted $ 14 billion to Bangladesh from all over the world.

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