Papia smuggled counterfeit notes and ran a prostitution racket, RAB said
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police has been verifying information they gathered regarding allegations of money laundering activities against expelled Narsingdi Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Noor Papia.
CID’s Organized Crime Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Imtiaz Ahmed said this during a press briefing on Monday.
He said, CID unearthed some important information regarding the allegations of money laundering against Papia, which is being investigated with utmost importance.
“Once the allegations are proved concrete, we will take legal action against her,” Imtiaz added.
When the DIG was asked whether her husband Mofizur Rahman was involved with her, he declined to speak further, citing that further information could not be divulged for the sake of the investigation.
On February 22, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Papia and her husband, along with their accomplices, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and cash.
During the arrest, RAB recovered seven passports, around Tk2.12 lakh in cash, Tk25,600 in fake currency, and a huge amount of fake currencies of different countries.
RAB said Papia was the ringleader of a gang and smuggled counterfeit notes. RAB also revealed that she was also involved in illegal arms business and drug trading, and ran a prostitution racket.
Later, Jubo Mohila League expelled Papia as the general secretary of its Narsingdi unit.
The elite force also recovered one foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign liquor, five passports, three cheque books, some foreign currencies and 10 bank cards from Papia’s residences.
RAB officials raided two flats and her rented presidential suite at a five-star hotel in Dhaka and seized the items belonging to Papia and her husband Mofizur.