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Chattogram cocaine seizure: Charges pressed against 10

30 Jun 2020 08:54, Somoy English Desk
Chattogram cocaine seizure: Charges pressed against 10
Chattogram cocaine seizure: Charges pressed against 10

The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has pressed charges against 10 people in a case filed over the seizure of 107 drums of cocaine in Chattogram in 2015.

Investigation Officer of the case, Rab-7 Superintendent of Police Mohiuddin Faruki, submitted a charge-sheet before the Chattogram Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday.

The charge-sheeted accused are Khan Jahan Ali Ltd Chairman Nur Mohammad, Manager of Prime Hatchery owned by Khan Jahan Ali Golam alias Sohel, Md Mostafa Kamal, Md Mehedi Alam, garment exporting Mondol Group’s executive Md Atikur Rahman, Cosco Shipping Lines Manager AKM Azad, C&F officer Md Saiful Islam, Khanjahan Ali Group Director Mostak Ahmed Khan, Fazlur Rahman and Md Bakul Mia, 31.

Of the accused, five are now behind the bars while four have been on the run and the remaining one is on bail.

Mohiuddin Faruki said some new information about the huge cocaine consignment that came from Bolivia have come to light.

On June 8, 2015, customs intelligence officials seized a container of liquid cocaine detected in one of the 107 drums of a consignment of Bolivian sunflower oil.
 
On June 28 of the same year, police filed a case under the Narcotics Control Act against Nur Mohammad, owner of ‘Khan Jahan Ali Limited’, and some others.

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