‘Golden Monir’ arrested with illegal weapons and drugs

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DHAKA, Nov 21 (BSS) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested gold trader Monirul Islam alias Golden Monir from Merul Badda in the capital today.

Also, drugs, weapons, cash and gold ornaments were seized from his possession during the operation, said the RAB officials.

The operation led by RAB executive magistrate Palash Kumar Basu started at 10 pm on Friday and continued till today morning.

In a press release, RAB said that the raid was conducted at ‘Golden Monir’s house on charges of illegal acquisition of assets.

Each floor of his six-storey building was searched. Monir’s business establishment will also be raided, said the release.

Lt. Col. Ashiq Billah, director of the legal and media wing of the RAB headquarters, said details would be revealed later at a press conference.