Bandarban, Bangladesh (BBN)-A total of 159 Bangladeshi Nationals who were rescued earlier by Myanmar Navy were brought back to home on Monday.
So far, fourth batch of the trafficking victims were repatriated from Myanmar to Bangladesh, said a press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka.
The repatriation process which commenced at 10:00am and took place via Ghundum border point in Naikhyongchari upazila of Bandarban district is the outcome of flag meeting between Bangladeshi and Myanmar border guards.
The present group is from the victims of recent human trafficking by sea in the Indian Ocean region, the statement added.
They were earlier rescued in a group of 528 people from sea in Myanmar waters.
With this batch, a total of 501 verified Bangladesh nationals have been repatriated from Myanmar since early June in 2015.
The entire repatriation process was overseen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh by maintaining close coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), local police authority and local district administration, it added.