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Confiscating properties of human traffickers
  • Editorial Desk
  • 2020-06-14 20:15:01

The issue of human trafficking has always been discussed at home and abroad. Although the government was strict against it at various times, it did not totally stop this crime. After the latest death of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya, the issue has again gained the attention of conscious people around the country.

Already, there have been 22 cases of Libyan killings across the country under the Anti-Human Trafficking and Terrorism Act. Seventeen people have been arrested so far, police said. It is a matter of relief that the police operation is continuing.

According to a report published in this daily, 15 cases over trafficking have been started with Criminal Investigation Department (CID) investigating most of it. Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police is also investigating one of the cases.

Moreover, it is quite commendable that as a part of zero tolerance to human trafficking, Police Headquarters has ordered all operational units of police to arrest the human traffickers as soon as possible. This will surely result in the nabbing of a number of high ranking human trafficking racketeers.

It is high time that the authorities concerned worked

with their international counterparts in arresting the

number of human traffickers worldwide to bring an

end to this bane of human safety and modern-day slavery

On another note, the government is considering confiscating illegal properties the human trafficking upper echelons as well as filing money laundering cases against them.

Since, there are already a number of cases ongoing in the country on this issue it would be better to reduce the numbers of pending files by solving a number of cases as soon as possible.

It is high time that the authorities concerned worked with their international counterparts in culling the number of human traffickers worldwide to bring an end to this bane of human safety and modern-day slavery. We need to make our youth aware as well as ensure strict punishment for the trafficking rings.

More important than that is the solution to the problem of unemployment. At least two million young people enter the labor market every year. But only a small part is getting work. Once this lasting problem is solved so will be the problem of human trafficking in Bangladesh.

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