Foreign criminals active

Around 5000 foreign nationals from 20 countries, now staying in Bangladesh, are involved in various types of criminal activities. More than a hundred of them are top listed criminals in their respective countries, police said. They are committing different types of crimes including murder, arms dealing, drugs trading, militancy, human trafficking, credit cards forgery and cheating.

Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police is going to start a massive hunt soon to arrest these foreign nationals, sources in the law enforcing agencies said.According to sources, there are many foreign nationals who are hiding in Bangladesh after changing their original identities. They are committing crimes one after another under false names and nationalities. As a result, the capital city has become  a safe haven for these foreign criminals. They are committing crimes in some posh areas including diplomatic area and Uttara.

Most of these criminals are living in these posh areas without any valid documents. Law enforcing agencies have become worried due to the increasing number of foreign criminals in the city. Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) Abdul Baten said they also have come to know that a large number of foreigners are living in the country hiding their original identities.

We are going to conduct special drives to arrest them, the boss of DMP’s Detective Branch said. On June 27 this year, Police arrested Anayochukwa Onyeanwusi from the Airport Road area in city’s Khilkhet who was  trading illegal drugs  using his garment business as a front. Anayochukwa Onyeanwusi, a Nigerian citizen, came to Bangladesh two years ago as a student. He was admitted to ASA University in Shyamoli of Dhaka. Later he started drug business in guise of garment business.

He was dealing in methamphetamine, or crystal meth’ known as ice. He brings this drug from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Uganda, Kenya and Singapore. Later he supplied to different dealers in Bangladesh. Crystal Meth, or Crystal Methamphetamine, is a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system.

On June 1, police arrested six citizens of Ukraine in connection with ATM card forgery. Additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s detective branch (east), Shahidur Rahman confirmed it. On November last year, RAB arrested 14 foreign nationals from Dhaka's Khilkhet and Bashundhara on fraudulence charges.

Of the arrestees, seven are from Nigeria, two from Uganda and one each from Cameroon, Congo, Liberia, Tanzania and Mozambique, said Lt Col Sarowar Bin Kashem, commanding officer of Rab-1.