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Firearms and cannabis seized in Benapole, one detained

Based on a tip-off, a BGB team launched a drive at the Gheba-4 border area of Benapole on Friday

Update : 21 Sep 2018, 08:11 PM

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have arrested a suspected arms dealer and seized firearms and cannabis from his possession, at the Gheba border area of Benapole in Jessore.

Gheba BOP Commander Naib Subedar Abdul Malek said: “Based on a tip-off, a BGB team launched a drive at the Gheba-4 border area of Benapole on Friday.”

The house of suspected weapons trader Abdul Khalek, 56, was raided and three foreign pistols, eight bullets, six magazines, and 6kg of cannabis were seized from his rooftop, said the law enforcement official.

BGB 49 Battalion Commander Lt Col Ariful Haque confirmed the matter, adding that the arrestee had been handed over to Benapole port police station and charged under the Arms Act.

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