Benapole, Dec 15 (UNB) – A man was arrested at Benapole land port border with a huge amount of foreign currencies on Saturday.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers seized $20,200, Indian and Bangladeshi currencies and seven expensive mobile phones from Mohammad Haque, 50, a resident of Gazipur.
He was coming back from India and had cleared the Bangladesh customs. Haque was at the passenger terminal when he was caught.
“We conducted a drive after being tipped off about a man carrying a large amount of foreign currencies,” said Lt Col Ariful Islam, the commander of BGB-49.
Haque was handed over to Benapole Port Police Station. A case was filed over the recovery of the foreign currencies.
Satkhira, Dec 15 (UNB) – Police in special drives arrested 74 people, who are accused in different cases, from eight upazilas of the district from Friday evening to Saturday morning.
Of them, 19 were arrested from Sadar upazila, 24 from Kolaroa upazila while the others from Kaliganj,Ahsashuni,Patkelghata, Debhata, Shamnagar and Tala upazilas, said Azam Khan, Inspector of Special Branch of Satkhira district.
Two cases were filed against them.
Shahjalal University, Dec 15 (UNB) – The winter vacation of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) will begin from December 18 (Tuesday).
The academic activities of the university will resume on January 1 while the administrative activities on December 26, said a press releases issued by the university.
Dhaka, Dec 15 (UNB) - Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist cautionary signal no one as a depression was formed over the Southwest Bay and adjoining areas.
The depression over Southwest Bay and adjoining area (lat. 9.2 degree N, long, 85.2 degree E) and was centered at 9am on Saturday about 1620 km southwest of Chattogram port, 1555 km Southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 1550 km South-Southwest of Mongla port and 1530 km south-southwest of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin issued on Saturday.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a Northwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 48 km of the depression centre is about 50 kph rising to 60kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre, it said.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised not to venture into the deep sea.
Sylhet, Dec 15 (UNB) – Customs officials seized 52 gold bars worth around Tk 2.7 crore from an aircraft at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Saturday morning.
Ahmedur Reza Chowdhury, an assistant commissioner of customs intelligence, said the gold bars, weighing 6.32 kilograms, were concealed in a box under a seat of Biman Bangladesh Airline’s flight BG-248 that arrived here from Dubai around 9 am.