Four 'hundi' traders held with $1.90 lakh in Jashore

Our Correspondent

24 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

JASHORE: The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday arrested four suspected 'hundi' traders along with US $1,90,000 from Hamidpur on the outskirts of Jashore town.

They were arrested during a raid at Hamidpur early Friday afternoon.

The arrested were Mithu Mondol, 27, of Gatipara, Shahidul Islam, 23, of Chhotoanchra, Sohel Rana, 40, of Lalitadah, and Rakibul Hasan Sagar, 20, of Naudagram village in Jashore.

At a press briefing in the afternoon, BGB Battalion 49 commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Md Selim Reza said they learnt that a group of hundi traders was trying to take a huge amount of US dollars to Dhaka.

On a tip off, a BGB team arrested the four persons  and seized the US currencies while the arrested were waiting for a Dhaka-bound bus in the area at around 11:50am.

Preparation for legal action against the arrested persons was going on till filing this report on Friday night.