Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have detained three people over the seizure of large consignment of foreign liquor imported under false declaration and through tax evasion from Narayanganj’s Sonargaon and the city’s Airport area.
The detainees were identified as Md Nazmul Molla, 23, Md Saiful Islam, 34, and Abdul Ahad, 22, of Munshiganj.
Acting on a tip-off, members of Rab-11 detained Najmul and Saiful after conducting a drive at a parking stand on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Sonargaon and seized two containers loaded with 36,816 bottles of foreign liquor worth Tk 37 crore on Saturday night, said ANM Imran Khan, Assistant Director (ASP) of Legal and Media Wing of Rab, in a press release on Sunday.
The law enforcers also seized Tk 98.19 lakh and a large amount of foreign currencies after conducting a drive at a house in the city’s Wari area in this connection, the release added.
On Sunday morning, Rab members detained another culprit Ahad from the city’s Airport area.
During primary interrogation, the detainees confessed their involvement in the importation and marketing of the drugs.
They used to carry out this illegal drug importation activity through the connivance of C&F using documents of different companies, They kept those in warehouses at Munshiganj's Srinagar, Dhaka's Bangshal and Wari after importing under false declaration and through tax evasion, it added.
Legal steps are underway against the detainees, reads the release.