Papia was detained by RAB along with fake currencies of various countries from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday
A Dhaka court has placed Shamima Nur Papia, expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League’s Narsingdi District unit, on 15-day remand in total in three cases against her for supplying counterfeit banknotes and drugs and her involvement with other illicit activities.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masud-Ur-Rahman placed Papia, her husband and three of their associates on 5 day remand each in a case filed against them with Airport police station for supplying counterfeit banknotes.
The court passed the order after Airport police station Inspector (investigation) Kaikobad Kazi, also the investigation officer of the case, placed the four before the court on Monday.
Papia, her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon, and their associates Sabbir Khandaker and Sheikh Taiyaba Nur were detained on Saturday by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with fake currencies of various countries from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
At the same time, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim placed Papia and her husband on 10-day remand each in two cases filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station for drugs and arms dealing.
During the arrests, RAB recovered seven passports, around Tk2.12 lakh in cash, Tk25,600 in fake currency, a huge amount of fake currencies of different countries from their possession during the arrest.
RAB 1 Commanding Officer Shafi Ullah Bulbul, at a press conference at the battalion's Karwan Bazar media centre, said Shamima Nur Papia was the ringleader of the gang and smuggled counterfeit notes.
"She is also involved in illegal arms and drug trading, and a prostitution racket," he added.
In separate raids on Sunday, 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 Rahman.