Fake cigarette factory unearthed in Rajshahi

Fake cigarette factory unearthed in Rajshahi

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) unearthed a fake cigarette factory in Bagsara area under Paba Upazila of the district today, RAB Sources here said.On a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a sudden raid at the area and found the factory manufacturing star brand cigarettes. The operation team detained its manager identified as Borhan Uddin, 35, son of Jasim Uddin, on charge of manufacturing and marketing fake cigarettes.The team also seized huge cigarettes and tobacco valued at around Taka 56.69 lakh.Subsequently, a mobile court conducted by Executive Magistrate Nilufar Yeasmin sentenced the detained person to one and a half years of imprisonment and fined Taka one lakh in default to suffer three months more in jail. The court also sealed off the factory until further order.Besides, the seized goods were destroyed in presence of the magistrate. -BSS, Rajshahi

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