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7 arrested with stolen handsets

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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7 arrested with stolen handsets

Seven members of a criminal gang were arrested with 1,332 stolen mobile phone sets from Banani in the capital and Siddhirganj in Narayanganj on Thursday.

The arrestees are Abul Hossain, 28, Nazrul Islam, 46, Tajuddin Ahmed, 48, Mainuddin, 30, Sujon Mia, 23, Mohammad Manik, 30 and Liton, 40, said Lt Col Arif Mohiuddin, commanding officer of RAB-3, at a press briefing in the capital on Friday.

The elite force members also seized 65 tabs, six SIM cards and cash Tk 20,210 from their possession.

They bought snatched and stolen mobile phone set at lower prices, but sold those at higher prices after changing International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers, said the RAB officer said. He said it was difficult for them to recover such sets for the IMEI changes.