Detectives Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested five arms traders, who are members of a transnational arms trading group, with eight firearms during a raid in capital’s Darussalam area on Wednesday.
The arrestees are identified as Akul Hossain, Ilias Hossain, Abdul Azim, Faruk Hossain and Fazlur Rahman. Of the arrestees, Akul, a listed criminal from Jashore's Benapole, has sold over 200 firearms to criminals since 2014 and he was also accused in at least eight cases.
AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB), confirmed the matter.
Several teams of Gulshan Division detectives arrested them at 3:15 am when they were heading towards Dhaka in a car.