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Another man held over Ctg Cocaine seizer

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th July, 2015 11:26:48 PM
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Police on Sunday noon arrested another man at Agrabad in the city in connection with the import of a liquid cocaine consignment that was seized at Chittagong Port on June 8.


The arrestee was identified as Mohammed Mehedi, 30, an employee of a securities company in Chittagong, UNB reports.


With Mehedi, five people have been arrested in this connection.


Additional deputy-commissioner of detective branch of the city SM Tanveer Arafat said Mehedi was arrested following the information given by the four other arrestees


The four other arrestees are -- Atiqur Rahman, commercial executive of Mondol Group, a garment exporter company, A K Azad, manager of Cosco Bangladesh Shipping Lines Ltd and Mostafa Kamal, an official of a developer company and Golam Mostofa Shohel, an official of Khan Jahan Ali Limited.


Meanwhile, Chittagong Metropolitan Police formed a 10-member probe body to interrogate the arrestees and investigate the whole incident.


Earlier, Liquid cocaine has been detected in one of the 107 drums of a consignment of Bolivian sunflower oil which the customs intelligence officials seized at Chittagong Port on June 8 last.


Laboratory tests on the liquid samples from the consignment have detected cocaine in the liquid of one of the 185kg drums, which was imported under the name of Bolivian sunflower oil.


Sub-inspector of Bandar Police Station Osman Goni filed a case against Nur Mohammad, owner of ‘Khan Jahan Ali Limited’, and its employee Sohel under the Narcotics Control Act on Sunday last.