Myanmar returns 17 Bangladeshi fishermen a day after detention

Published: December 07, 2019 11:56:46 | Updated: December 07, 2019 14:55:07

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Seventeen Bangladeshi fishermen who were detained by Myanmar Navy as they entered its water territory after their boat went of order were sent back on Friday night.

They were handed over to Bangladesh Coast Guard at its Saint Martin’s Island station around 9:30pm, said its Media Officer Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam.

He said the fishermen entered the Myanmar water territory on Thursday night after their trawler went out of order while fishing near the Saint Martin's Island, reports UNB.

They were brought back with the help of Bangladesh Embassy, Hamidul said.

On November 29, Bangladesh sent back 16 Myanmar fishermen after they were detained for intruding into Bangladesh water territory.

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