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BGB detains three arms dealers


Published : 05 Sep 2020 07:21 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 02:32 PM

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested three arms dealers along with 11 Pistol, 22 magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 14 kg of cannabis while they were being smuggled from India at Ghiba border of Benapole Port Police Station on Saturday. The information was given by the BGB at a press briefing at 5.00 pm on Saturday. According to the BGB, a BGB patrol team from Raghunathpur camp raided the Ghiba border No. 2 in Benapole on Saturday morning and arrested three arms dealers. The weapons were later seized from a bag they were carrying and 14 kg of Gaza from another sack.

The arrested were  Anarul Biswas, 34, son of Shahid Biswas of Sarbanghuda village under Benapole Port Police Station, Alamgir Hossain, 40, son of Sabed Ali and Sajjul Islam, 35, son of Ajibar Rahman of the same village. Jashore 49 BGB Commanding officer  Lt. Col. Selim Reza said three arms dealers were arrested from Ghiba border along with 11Pistols , 22 magazines, 50 round bullets and 14 kg of cannabis while being smuggled from India. They confess they had been involved in the arms trade for a long time. The detainees have been handed over to Benapole Port Police Station with a case against them.