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Human trafficker gang held in city

14 October 2021

Staff Reporter  :
Grocer Saiful Islam alias Tutul ,38, from  Kamandi village of Gangni upazila in Meherpur district driven by greed joined a human trafficking gang to earn quick money and cheated a good number of educated and uneducated youths and above.
He started to send  people abroad through various agencies. Gradually, he fraudulently opened three offices  named 'Tutul Overseas, Limon Overseas and Loyal Overseas' in the Badda area of the capital, and thus, he became a human trafficker finally, said RAB officials.
Through these overseas, he swindled lakhs of taka by sending unemployed and educated men and women beyond the boundary from different parts of the country.
This information was given by the commander of RAB-4 Mozammel Haque at a press conference from the RAB media center in Kawranbazar of the city on Wednesday afternoon.
The RAB official said, in the name of giving jobs, for years, the fraudulent group used to bring educated and unemployed youths from different parts of the country in their offices. The devils began to issue fake appointment letters to cheat people.
Saiful Islam alias Tutul was a grocer in his early life. He has a HSC degree with him. His main accomplice was Abu Tayyab, a tea-shop owner.
On Wednesday morning, a team of RAB-4 arrested eight members of the gang from Tutul Overseas, Limon Overseas and Loyal Overseas on Badda Link Road in the capital.
RAB recently started a shadow investigation based on the allegations of some women victim's guardians  and  on reports of  intelligence surveillance across the country. Thus, eight members of the fraudsters were arrested from Badda Link Road in the capital on Wednesday.
The fraudsters are Md. Saiful Islam alias Tutul ,38, Md. Tayyab Ali, 45, Shah Mohammad Jalal Uddin Limon, 38, Md. Maruf Hasan,36, Md. Jahangir Alam ,36, Md. Laltu Islam ,28, Md. Alamin Hossain ,30, and Md. Abdullah Al Mamun ,54.
During the raid, 10 passports, even files, four seals, 17 mobile phone sets, five registers, three mobile SIM cards, four bank check books, two computers, three leaflets and 10,070 taka in cash were recovered from them.
The RAB official said "Leader Abu Tayyab was one of the collaborators in this scam."
The rest of the members of the human trafficking ring used to assist him in the field collecting the so-called passports of the candidates, arranging fake training, fetching money and conducting primary medical examinations.
The way the cycle continued to deceive the people,
1.Some members of the trafficking gang promised to employ unemployed and indigent youths for working in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Then they would bring them to Dhaka and bring them to Tutul and Tayyab. Tutul and Tayyab used to extort Tk 2 lakh to Tk 5 lakh per victim with fake money receipts.
2. Some members of the trafficking gang claimed to be highly educated and trained the victims who came from different parts of the country. In this way the gang gained confidence of the victims.
3. Some members of this trafficking ring identified themselves as office staff. Then he would collect the documents of the victims to send them abroad.
Some members of this gang also made good relation with the brokers of the passport office and made passports for the victims.
According to the RAB, the ring used to smuggle women to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon in the name of sending them abroad for work.

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