- Web Master
- May 27, 2023
Myanmar-Bangladesh border guards carried out maritime patrols on Naff river on 19 and 22 August with an aim
to prevent the human trafficking,
drugs trade and enhance border securities for both the countries.
Rakhine State military council on 23 August stated that the patrolling was carried out by officers from the border guards of Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Earlier on 18, 20 and 22 July, both the countries conducted maritime patrols along Naff river.
During the previous exercise, both parties signed an agreement to prevent illegal immigration and drugs. The bilateral patrolling information were also exchanged accordingly.
Needless to mention that the Maungdaw areas were infiltrated by ARSA armed members through Naff river from Bangladesh. They often abducted people and continued other violent activities.
On 12 August, the ARSA rebels burned down a car of two Muslim businessmen after abducting them. They
are still missing with no contact
with their family members.
Moreover, Maungdaw emerges as a primary route for illegal drugs traders across Naff river. With more to it, human trafficking is also taking place through these localities.