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E-orange, SPC lauders Tk 2.33bn

SPC World Express’s CEO, director arrested

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4th October, 2021 06:57:07 PM
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SPC World Express’s CEO, director arrested

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E-orange and SPC World Express Ltd, the two e-commerce platforms, have laundered over Tk 2.33 billion.
Of the amount, E-orange laundered Tk 2.32 billion (232.33 crore) and SPC World Express Tk 1.17 crore.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police dug out the laundering and filed two cases against the owners and executives of the two companies with Gulshan and Kalabagn Police Stations on Sunday.

A team of the CID arrested Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SPC World Express Al Amin and his wife Sharmin Akhter, also director of the company, from the capital’s Bailey Road area on Sunday night.

Humayun Kabir, special superintendent of police (SSP) at the Financial Crime unit of the CID, briefed this to reporters in the city on Monday.

On the E-orange, the officer that a case was filed mentioning five owners and executives of the e-orange and five to six unknown others, and four business entities with Gulshan Police Station. The accused are Soniya Mehzabib, former owner of the platform, Bithi Akhter, incumbent owner, Aman Ullah Chowdhury, chief operating officer, Masukur Rahman and Sheikh Sohel Rana. The four entities are, Red Orange International, Orange Bangladesh Limited and AH Zone.

The officer said that the authorities of e-commerce site lured people that they were selling different products on huge discounts. Being allured, huge customers gave orders of the products and paid money in advance, but they did not deliver those. They embezzled the money and laundered, he said.   

On the SPC World Express, the SSP said that they also committed the crime in the similar way and a case was lodged against the CEO, director and some others with Kalabaga Police Station.

The CEO of the company Al Amin once worked at Destiny 2000 Ltd and from which he gained the tactics of cheating, he said.

In November last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch arrested Al Amin for swindling huge people out of about Tk 2.68 billion (256 crore). After coming out on bail, he resumed his cheating trade again.

During primarily interrogation, Al Amin told to the CID that the company received orders of Tk five to six crore in a month, he said, but did not deliver the products.