Foiled by BGB
Burma Times Correspondent: February 14, 2015
Seven Bangladeshi Rakhine man arrested by the Border Guard Bangladesh have confessed they were going to Arakan to connive with an anti-Muslim group.
The men were arrested on the Naaf river with 614,000 Taka (8,125,480 kyats) on February 7 as they tried to cross over to Burma.
They were then handed over to Bangladesh police.
On interrogation, they confessed their association with a Rakhine nationalist group and said the money was meant for them. They also said the group was planning anti-Rohingya activities in Arakan.
The arrested men are Uti Ut Marma from Khagrachori, Maung Cha Pro from Cox’s Bazar, Shila Pro Marma from Cox’s Bazar, Roi Marma from Khagrachori, Mohela Marma from Khagrachori, Anu Marma from Khagrachori and Saila pro from Bandarban.
Some Bangladeshi Rakhines have been settled on lands previously owned by Muslims in Arakan since 2012.