4 held with 12kg gold in city, Savar

4 held with 12kg gold in city, Savar

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Dhaka: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested four people along with 12 kg gold from Tantibazar of the capital and Savar on the city’s outskirts on Friday.
The arrestees are – Tapash Malakar, 32, his wife Monti Malakar, 26, Dulal Chandra Das, 32, and Deen Bandho Sarker, 39. UNB News Agency Reported.
Sources at the Rab headquarters said based on secret information, an operational team of Rab-1 led by its Maj Ishtiak Ahmed carried out a drive at Turag Bhanga Bridge of Bhakurta Mochor in Savar in the afternoon.
The elite force challenged a microbus and arrested Tapash Malakar, Monti Malakar, and Dulal Chandra Das.
Searching the microbus, they recovered 24 gold bars weighing around 8 kg.
According to their statements, the Rab later conducted a drive at an apartment on the 4th floor of a building at 21 Panitola, Tantibazar in the capital at night and arrested Deen Bandho Sarker, the owner of Antar Silver Store.
They also recovered 32 gold bars weighing around 4 kg and 15 gram gold searching his office room.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed they have long been involved in gold smugglings to India from Bangladesh. They used to illegally import gold from Singapore, Malaysia and Middle East evading tax.

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