As many as 29 Rohingyas, who came to Bangladesh from neighbouring India, were arrested by law enforcers in Moulvibazar and Cox’s Bazar districts yesterday.
Police in Moulvibazar arrested 18 Rohingyas, mostly women and children, from Moulvibazar Bus Terminal area around noon, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammad Zakaria.
During primary interrogation, the detainees confessed to illegally entering Bangladesh from India through Kulaura border to go to one of the Rohingya camps in Teknaf and Ukhiya.
Police were trying to find out if any local brokers had helped them, said the SP.
The detainees include at least 10 children.
Meanwhile, another 11 Rohingyas of two families took refuge at a camp in Ukhiya after entering the country from India.
Armed Police Battalion-14 (APBn) arrested them from Camp 1.
Naimul Hoque, superintendent of police and also APBn-14 captain, confirmed the matter yesterday.
There are females and children among the detainees, he said.
During interrogation, the detainees confessed to illegally entering Bangladesh from India, Naimul added.
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