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16 pirates held with arms in Chittagong

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Members of Coast Guard on Friday arrested 16 alleged pirates along
with firearms and sharp weapons from the coastal Banshkhali upazila in
Chittagong.
The arrestees were Rahima, Rahim, Hossain, Hanif, Robi, Belal, Akbar,
Sihab, Ahsan, Hekab, Kafil, Syeda, Rokeya, Hanifa, Jamal and
Ahmadullah.
All the arrestees were cohorts of pirate Abdul Hakim alias Baissha
Dakat and accused in the 31 fishermen murder case lodged with
Banshkahli police station, said a press release.
Acting on a tip-off, a special operation team of Coast Guard conducted
a drive in Kadubkhali of the upazila from 9.00am to 4.00pm and
arrested the 16.
The Coast Guard also seized two light guns and nine machetes from
their possessions.
The arrestees were handed over to the local police station. –UNB, Chittagong

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