Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) seized foreign clothes worth Tk 20 crore raiding a bulkhead on Meghna river adjacent to Tulatuli under Sadar upazila in Bhola district and arrested eight people in connection with the incident.
Lt Commander Abdur Rahman, a media officer at the Bangladesh Coast Guard headquarters here, confirmed the information on Sunday.
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He said that based on secret information, BCG Base Bhola under the BCG South Zone conducted a special operation led by Lt Kazi Al-Amin in the area adjacent to Tulatuli of Meghna river in Bhola Sadar on early Friday.
During the operation, the BCG members searched a bulkhead on the river and seized 2173 pieces of high quality foreign sari, lehenga and three-pieces worth around Tk 20 crore. Eight people were arrested from the Bulkhead during the operation.
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The arrested people were identified as Md. Shahid (32), Md. Mofizul Islam (42), Md. Ismail (42), Md. Ruman Hawlader (35), Md. Ali Mia (28), Md Billal Mia, Md. Shahid Mia (45) and Md. Zafar Mia (52).
The Media officer further said that the arrested people and the seized foreign clothes along with the bulkhead were later handed over to Bhola Sadar Police Station for legal action.