A Nigerian couple and their three-and-a-half year-old daughter have been detained in Sylhet for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh from India, officials said on Thursday.
The detainees have been identified as Imnanul Nanmedi Wagawam, 42, his wife Paul Ibudi Akichukao, 26, and their daughter.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of intelligence agencies nabbed the trio from near the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning.
A laptop, nine mobile phone handsets, three passports, a driving licence, an Indian Aadhaar card, a Nigerian NID card, 1,600 US dollars and 280 Indian rupees were seized from the possession of the detainees.
Later, they were handed over to the Gowainghat police.
Parimal Dev, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat police station, said the Nigerian couple "are being questioned".
On June 29, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a 31-year-old Nigerian national named Onibukuu Staley in Sylhet for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh from India through the Tamabil land port.