LAKSHMIPUR: Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detained seven suspected pirates from the Meghna river at Raipur upazila in the district on early Friday.
The detained persons are Akter Molla, Ismail Molla, Shafik Hawlader, Mukter Molla, Barek Shikder, Din Islam, and Akter Rari. They are the residents of Hijla area of Barishal district. A team of coast guard conducted a drive in the river at early hours and detained them along with machetes, iron pipes and other lethal weapons.Haidarganj camp coast guard contingent commander Md Nazrul Islam confirmed the matter at a press briefing.
They were later handed over to Raipur Police Station.