The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has claimed that they have found two international airlines' involvement in trafficking people from Bangladesh into Libya and European countries.
Barrister Mahbubur Rahman, additional inspector general of police and CID chief, recently revealed the information to reporters.
The CID official said all those who had been trafficked from the country had visit visas or conference visas.
"If people go abroad with these visas, they should have a return ticket. But none of those trafficked from Bangladesh had a return ticket."
Mahbubur said this was the airlines' fault and that their officers were involved in trafficking rackets.
"Most of the trafficking victims flew by these two airlines. We have talked to the senior officials of the two airlines regarding the issue," the CID chief added.
Mahbubur also said the Interpol had issued red notices against six Bangladeshi nationals who were involved in human trafficking in various countries in the Middle East and Europe.
He said Bangladesh police on 18 October asked for the Interpol's help to arrest six fugitive human traffickers. On 27 November, the Interpol issued several red notices against them.
So far, the CID has found only six traffickers' involvement in killing 26 Bangladeshi migrants in Libya, a North African country, in May.
"All of them are on the run abroad. We are also investigating whether there are others like them abroad," said the CID chief.
Mahbubur further said, "The CID is investigating 25 out of 26 cases of human trafficking after the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on 26 May."
So far, 171 people have been arrested in these cases. A charge sheet has been submitted before the court in a case filed in Habiganj. Of the arrested accused, 42 have given confessional statements in court.
According to the CID, 36 Bangladeshi nationals have been trafficked into Libya in different times since May 2019. They were taken to the city of Benghazi to be sent to Italy and Spain from there.