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Hundi trader held in Joypurhat; Tk 1.5 lakh seized

WT24 Desk

Law enforcers, in a joint drive, arrested a hundi trader along with Tk 1.5 lakh from Puranapoil Tinmatha area in Sadar upazila here on Tuesday midnight, Agencies report.

The arrestee was identified as Tahakik Hasan alias Tarkik Hasab, 27, son of Torab Ali of Basudeb village in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur.

Tipped off that a hundi trader was coming from India with huge money, a joint team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted a drive in the area at night and arrested him, said Shahidul Islam Khan, an inspector (Organised Crime) of CID while talking to reporters.

As per Tahakik’s statement given during interrogation, law enforcers raided his Mousumi Market office in the district town and recovered Tk 148,450 in cash, 84 mobile SIMs, four handsets and checkbooks of six banks.

The arrestee was accused in several money laundering cases filed with Panchbibi Police Station, he added.

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