Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested three people including ringleader of a fake notes making gang with fake notes worth Tk 1.20 crore from the city’s Pallabi area.
The arrestees are ringleader Md Sogir Hossain, 47, of Barguna, his two associates Selina Aktar Pakhi, 20, of Barishal and Md Ruhul Amin, 33, of Jhalakathi.
According to a media release from Rab Headquarters, tipped off, a team of Rab-4 conducted a drive in Pallabi area of Mirpur on Monday night.
During the drive, fake notes worth Tk 1.20 crore, fake notes making equipment, five mobile phone sets, two laptops and a hand air drier were seized from their possession.
They planned to make huge amount of fake currency targeting the trade fairs and various festivals in remote areas during winter, said the release.
In primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to their involvement in making fake notes in different parts of the country including Dhaka and Barishal.
Sogir was arrested in 2017 by the law enforcement agencies with fake notes. After spending years in jail, he started making fake notes again in 2018.
His associates Ruhul Amin and Selina used to sell those notes through 7-8 other gang others. Selina’s husband is also a member of this gang who is currently serving jail, said the release.