Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) seized banned fishing nets worth around Tk 9 crore from the Raghunathpur area of Chandpur Sadar Upazila on Monday morning. Acting on a tip-off, a special operation was conducted by BCG Station Chandpur led by Station Commander Lt. B M Tanjimul Islam in the area around 9:30am on Monday, said Lt. Mashhad Uddin Nahian, a media officer at the BCG Dhaka Zone. During the raid, the law enforcers seized around 2.5 million meters of new current nets from three Easy-bikes worth Tk 9,03,00,000 in the area. Read: Coast Guard seizes banned fishing nets worth over Tk 115 cr The seized nets were later burnt in the presence of Upazila Senior Fisheries Officer and Station Commander Chandpur on the Coast Guard office premises, the media officer added.
The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) has seized a Rolls-Royce car worth Tk27 crore from a house in Dhaka's Baridhara for violating customs rule. Imported by Z&Z Intimates, the car was hidden in the garage of the residence of the company's managing director, the CIID said Wednesday. The importer violated the provisions of the Customs Act by illegally hiding the vehicle in a private garage without paying import duties, it added.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods, arms, ammunition and drugs worth Tk 131.58 crore across the country in June. The seized drugs include 11,78,286 Yaba pills, 5.35 Kg crystal meth, 29,876 bottles of phensedyl, 11,667 bottles of foreign liquor, 127 liters of local liquor, 2,482 cans of beer, 2,949 kg cannabis, 8.4 gm heroin, 36,573 injections, 5,400 Eskuf syrups, 521 bottles of MkDil/Cofidil, 8,221 Anegra/Senegra tablets, 92,406 different types of medicines and 93,111 tablets, said a BGB media release on Sunday. Other smuggled items include 18.89 kg gold, 5 kg silver, 86,423 cosmetic items, 2,552 imitation jewelries, 10,145 sharees, 9,379 three-piece/shirt-piece/bed-sheet/blankets, 5,249 readymade garments, 1,210 cft timber, 4,909 kg of tea leaves, 31,600 kg of coal, 5 touch stone made statues, 770 bottles of pesticides, 3 trucks/covered vans, 5 private cars/microbuses, 3 pickup vans, 35 CNG/battery autorickshaws. Also read: BGB-BSF border conference underway in Jashore Seized arms include seven pistols, one revolver, five guns, two guns, 14 rounds of ammunition, two magazines and five cocktails. Meanwhile, BGB arrested 228 smugglers , 268 Bangladeshi nationals and 15 Indian nationals who tried to cross border illegally. Also read: BGB seizes smuggled goods worth Tk 132 crore in May
A team of Rapid Action Battalion and National Consumer Rights Protection (NCRP) in a drive seized 12,100 litres of edible oil from two warehouses at Bandartila Saltgola of Chattogram port city on Sunday. A team of Rab and NCRP conducted a drive at Ishanmistrir Bazar in Saltgola and seized edible oil from a number of warehouses in the area, said Didar Hossain, assistant director of Chattogram, NCRP. READ: Crackdown on hoarding: 51,956 litres of soybean oil seized in 3 districts Later, they also slapped a fine of Tk 5 lakh on the owners of the two warehouses including Ilias Hossain for hoarding the oil illegally. Earlier, the NCRP team seized 4500 litres of edible oil from different warehouses in Agrabad and Karnaphuli bazars on Friday and Saturday.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 1.80 lakh Yaba pills worth Tk 5.40 crore from the Naf River along Kharangkhali area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Wednesday. Tipped off, a team of BGB-2 conducted a drive in the area and challenged a boat coming from Myanmar around 12:15 am. READ: 90,000 yaba pills recovered in Cox’s Bazar Being challenged, the smugglers opened fire on BGB members, forcing the border guards to fire back in self –defence. Later, they seized the Yaba pills from two sacks. READ: BGB seizes Yaba worth Tk 6 crore from Cox’s Bazar No one was arrested as the smugglers managed to flee the scene.
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized 2.54kg of crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth or ice), with a street value of Tk 12.50 crore, from Teknaf in the early hours of Friday. Acting on a tip off, a team of Coast Guard's Teknaf station conducted a drive in Dorgarchhara area adjacent to Teknaf's famed Marine Drive. Read: Tk 10cr worth drugs seized in Teknaf At around 1am, they saw a man with a bag coming from the sea beach. However, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, he abandoned the bag and fled. The crystal meth was found inside the bag, said Lt. Commander Abdur Rahman, Media Officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard Headquarters. The consignment was handed over to Teknaf Model Police Station for further action, added Commander Rahman. Read: Rohingya held with 5 lakh Yaba pills in Cox’s Bazar Known by its street name ‘ice’, crystal meth is a powerful drug that affects the central nervous system. It comes in the form of clear crystals or shiny blue-white rocks.
Border Guard Bangladesh on Tuesday seized 2.064kg of crystal methamphetamine or Ice worth Tk 10.32 crore from Teknaf. Acting on a tip off, a BGB-2 patrol team conducted a drive in the Tamarisk tree forest adjacent to Marine Drive Road near the Nokhalipara area, some 3km from the Teknaf sea beach. Read: 5 endangered jungle cat cubs rescued in Kushtia The drug wrapped in a polythene bag was buried under a tree, BGB said in a statement. However, the traffickers of the seized drugs could not be arrested during the drive, said BGB-2.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Tuesday claimed to have seized over three lakh pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 9.60 crore in Cox's Bazaar. Acting on a tip-off, a BGB team from Reju Amtoli border outpost raided the Goldebar Hill area of Raja Palong union in Ukhiya upazila around 8 pm on Monday. Read: BGB detains 7 people along Jhenaidah border During the raid, the team members challenged some armed people. But the suspected smugglers tossed a bag and escaped into the jungles, the border guards said in a statement. Later, the BGB members seized 3.20 lakh Yaba pills, kept inside the bag. Legal action is being initiated in this regard, the statement said.
Police arrested a man along with 20 gold bars weighing over 2 kg from Rarirchar area of Chandina upazila in Cumilla on Friday. The estimated worth of the gold bars is 1.3 crore. The arrestee was identified as Mahmudul Haque, son of Abdus Sabur, hailing from sotobarkona village in Satkania upazila of Chattogram district. Read: 12 kg gold bars seized at Dhaka airport Police said being tipped off, a police team led by Noman Hossain, sub-inspector of Chandina Police Station conducted a drive in the Dhaka-bound bus from Chattogram and recovered the gold bars from his A case was filed in this connection, police said.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods, arms and drugs worth over Tk 80 crore in various drives across the country in October. The seized narcotics include 12,86,951 Yaba pills, 1.75kg crystal meth ice, 22,398 bottles of phensedyl, 18,077 bottles of foreign liquor, 1,614 cans of beer, 1,496 kg of cannabis, 4.87 kg of heroin, 1,043 bottles of Cofidil and 38,373 Senegra tablets. Als Read: BGB seizes 1500 grams of crystal meth in Teknaf Around 4.66 gm of gold, 26.40 kg of silver, 151,674 pieces of cosmetics, 6,818 sarees, 5,580 readymade garments, 5,535 kg of tea leaves, 15,855 kg of coal, two trucks, six private cars/microbuses, 39 CNG/battery run auto-rickshaws and 75 motorcycles were also seized. The arms and ammunition seized include four pistols, seven different types of guns, three magazines, 31 mortar shells and 26 rounds of bullet. Also Read: Arms, valuables, drugs worth Tk 120 crore seized from Benapole in 2020 Legal action has been taken against 302 people for their involvement in smuggling. Some 131 Bangladeshis and three Indian citizens were arrested for illegal border crossing, BGB said.