A total of 78 Bangladeshi nationals have been added to the red alert list of the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL).
Among them, two human traffickers were arrested in recently.
Bangladesh sought assistance from INTERPOL to arrest international human traffickers after 26 Bangladeshis were killed in Lybia last year. Upon request, the international police organization issued red alert for the arrest of six human traffickers.
Later two of them were arrested. They were identified as- Shahdat Hossain from Madaripur, and Zafar Iqbal from Kishoreganj.
Shahdat was arrested by members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police from Dhaka airport while Zafar was arrested in Italy.
According sources of Bangladesh Police, human traffickers shot dead 26 Bangladeshis in Mizdah town in Lybia in May last year. A case was filed later in this connection where six people were accused including Sahadat and Zafar.
The rest four accused are- Mintu Mia, Swapon, Nazrul Islam Molla, and Tanjirul. INTERPOL issued red alert for their arrest in November last year.
So far, 78 Bangladeshi criminals are currently on the red alert list of INTERPOL. Several convicted fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, war criminals, fugitive accused of 21 August grenade attack case are also among them.
BDST: 1814 HRS, JAN 17, 2021