Some days ago 13 Rohingya women on the sly came out of refugee camps in Cox's Bazar and separately took a journey towards Dhaka to leave for Malaysia in search of a better life.
Prior to making their way to the capital, the Rohingyas got in touch with a human trafficking racket who helped them acquire passports by fraudulence means.
They safely reached the city and got to stay at a flat in Banasree.
Promising them good jobs abroad, the gang did all necessary arrangements to send them to Kolkata through the Benapole land port before they catch a flight to Malaysia.
The revelation came when the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday rescued the Rohingya women from the clutch of the human traffickers.
On a tip-off, they raided the flat in Banasree and detained three persons, including Kabir Hossain, a travel agency official, said Lieutenant Colonel Rokibul Hasan, the commanding officer of RAB-3.
"Kabir took the flat on rent and completed all procedures for the Rohingya women to leave the country with fake passports and documents," he added.
During a primary interrogation, the detainees admitted that they bribed passport officials for issuing fake passports in the name of the Rohingyas, said Faijul Islam, the deputy director of RAB-3.