Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) conducted drives at three trading companies in the city and arrested nine people including owners of the organizations on charges of importing unauthorized medical devices and reagents and for selling and marketing those items after renewing expired dates through forgery.
The elite force also seized a large quantity of unauthorized, expired and counterfeit engraved adulterated medical test kits and reagents from their possessions.
The arrestees were identified as owner of Biolab International Md. Shamim Mollah (40), manager Md. Shahidul Alam (42), and Md. Mahmudul Hasan (40); managing director of Exxon Technologies and Services Limited SM Mostafa Kamal (48); managing director of Hi-Tech Health Care Limited Abdullah Al Baki Shabbir (24), Engineer of Biolab International Md. Ziaur Rahman (35), Office Assistant of Biolab International Md. Sumon (35), its accountant Habibur Rahman, its office clerk Jahidul Amin Pulak (26), service engineer Md. Sohail Rana (28).