Two held with touchstone statue in Habiganj

Our Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

HABIGANJ: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have detained two suspected smugglers along with a statue made of touchstone in Bahubal upazila of the district.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-9 raided Bahubal Police Station area at early hours of Saturday and detained two smugglers along with the statue, said ASP Obain Rakhaine. The detainees are Sanu Molla, 55, and Md Harun Mia 43.

The statue of the Hindu goddess Laxmi is worth about Tk one crore, said ASP Obain.

The RAB official said the detainees are members of a smuggling racket. They have long been engaged in smuggling of country’s archeological creations.