Police on Sunday rescued 25 Rohingyas from Sonadia Magchar area of Maheshkhali upazila.
Rescued Rohingya youth Aiyaz Mia said a local trafficker gang took 42 of them from the Kutupalong camp promising to take them to Malaysia.
After three days and three nights at sea, the traffickers brought them to Sonadia around 5am and said they had arrived at their destination, he said.
Sanjita Aktar, another rescued Rohingya, said they took a trawler from Teknaf after the traffickers promised to take them to Malaysia but instead dumped them in Sonadia.
Locals informed police after a trawler left the Rohingyas at Sonadia in the morning while 16 Rohingyas fled from the spot, said local resident Ekram Mia.
Officer-in-Charge of Maheshkhali Police Station Provash Chandra said they rescued two children, 12 women and 11 men from Sonadia.
Police are looking into the matter, he said.