Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a member of a smuggling ring along with 4,79,950 pieces of nationally banned and explosive-like fireworks from the city’s Mohammadpur police station area on Wednesday.
RAB-4 Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Media Officer) Mohammad Sajedul Islam Sajal confirmed the matter to BSS.The arrested is identified as Md Hasan Hawlader, 35, manager of a courier and parcel service in Mohammadpur area and resident of Bagerhat district.
The market value of the fireworks is about Taka 60 lakh, said Sajedul.
On a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a raid in the area and arrested Hasan with the illegal fireworks.
A case was filed with Mohammadpur police station in this connection.