DHAKA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested 15 members of an international human trafficking ring in capital Dhaka, an army official said Thursday.
"We've detained 15 members of an international human trafficking racket from different parts of Dhaka," Commanding Officer of RAB-3 Lt. Col. Khandakar Golam Sarwar told journalists.
Acting on a tip-off, he said RAB personnel conducted drives in different Dhaka areas since Wednesday and arrested 15 alleged members of an international human trafficking racket which used to send people from Bangladesh to Malaysia and some Middle East countries illegally.
RAB personnel also seized a huge number of passports, some of which were found with visa stickers of different countries, he said.
They also seized materials used for making forged documents, he added.
Sarwar said 10 people have been rescued from the human trafficking ring before they were sent to Malaysia illegally.