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Bangladeshis rescued from Mexico during trafficking

International desk
Bangladeshis rescued Mexico
Police in Mexico have rescued 22 Bangladeshi nationals during a smuggling operation. They were rescued from Palmer de Bravo, near the town of Puebla. It is not yet possible to identify the victims. The Mexican administration has confirmed that all of them have been taken to a safe place.

A statement from the State Police and Personnel of the National Institute for Migration (INM) said the 22 had no valid documents.

Earlier last week, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued a total of 439 migrants, including 164 Bangladeshis, from the Mediterranean while trying to enter Europe.

The migrant hopefuls were being trafficked in rubber dinghy boats. They are all Asian and African citizens.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in 2020, more than 4,500 Bangladeshis entered Europe in various ways.

Last year, 4,141 Bangladeshis went to Italy. Besides, 280 people went to Malta, 81 to Spain and 8 to Greece.

In the same year, 8,844 Bangladeshis were tracked while entering through the Western Balkans (WB) countries.

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