Couple held with pistol, bullets in Kushita

Couple held with pistol, bullets in Kushita

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Police arrested a couple in possession of one 9MM pistol, two magazines and six rounds of bullet from Philipnagar Abed Ghat area in Daulatpur upazila on Sunday morning.The arrestees were identified as Iqbal Molla,55, a resident of Bhabanandadiar village of the upazila and his wife Nur Jahan,35.Officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station Aminul Islam said tipped off that a gang of arms traders were staying in the area for selling firearms, a team of police conducted a drive there at about 11:00 am.As sensing presence of the law enforcers, they tried to flee the scene, police arrested Iqbal and his wife Nur Jahan, members of the gang, while others managed to flee.They also recovered one 9MM pistol, two magazines and six rounds of bullet from their possession.The arrestees had long been involved in arms trading, the OC added. -UNB, Kushtia

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