Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in separate drives have seized two cars, which were allegedly being used for drug peddling, from Dhaka city’s Jatrabari and Uttara areas.
A team of RAB-3 on Thursday midnight confiscated an abandoned luxury car of BMW series from a garage at Golapbagh in Jatrabari area Thursday midnight, according to a press release of RAB 3.
No legal papers related to the car could be recovered and it might have been bought with black money and used for drug smuggling.
During primary interrogation, the caretaker of the house said a person named Abul Hossain, an acquaintance of the owner of the house, had left the car at the garage over a month ago.
The elite force also found one Ziaul Haque’s involvement with the car.
Another team of RAB 1 on Thursday afternoon seized another luxurious car which had allegedly been used for carrying drug items to the doorsteps of the customers in the city.
The team, on a tip-off, conducted a drive in Banani area and nabbed four people with a Toyota Probox car.
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The seized BMW vehicle Collected
The law enforcers also recovered 400 cans of beer and 120 bottles of foreign liquors from their possession, said a press release of RAB 1.
The elite force’s intelligence wing found that groups of peddlers have been using luxurious vehicles for transporting illegal drugs as traffic police usually do not challenge such lavish vehicles assuming those are owned by rich or influential people.
Besides, black glasses of those vehicles bar any view of the inner-side.
RAB’s Additional Director General Abdul Jalil Mandal said: “We have some information about some vehicles which are being used for drug peddling and we are conducting drives to nab those.”
“The smugglers have been using the trick for many years but these vehicles cannot be afforded by common peddlers. So, the smugglers who use such costly transports are backed by a group of influential people,” said Deputy Inspector General Banaz Kumar Majumder of Police Bureau of Investigation.