Such gangs become active ahead of Eid
Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested 80 suspects belonging to doping gangs, fake police, and counterfeit money makers in Dhaka.
The drives were conducted from Thursday till Friday night– for 48 hours.
In a press briefing on Saturday, DB’s Joint Commissioner Mahbub Alam said: “The detainees include 65 members of dope gangs, 7 counterfeit banknotes producers, and 8 fake DB police.
“Counterfeit notes worth Tk48,00,000, medicines for making unconscious, a private car, and 12 stolen mobile phones were recovered from their possession.”
Out of the 65 suspected dope gang members, 38 were arrested from New Market area, four from the Rajdhani Market area, seven from Gulistan, five from Uttara, and 11 others from Fakirapul, and Kuril Bishwaroad.
On Thursday, DB arrested eight fake DB members from Paltan. A pistol, two rounds of bullets, two DB jackets, one handcuff, one wireless set, and a microbus were recovered from their possession.
On Friday, another DB team detained seven members of a counterfeit currency making ring from Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka. Police also recovered counterfeit money worth around Tk48,00,000, and fake-money making materials from their possession.
The joint commissioner added: “Dope gangs are not new in Bangladesh. They become more active during the month of Ramadan, and use new tactics to target, and rob people - who tend to spend more money ahead of Eid.”
“Fake DB members wait in-front of banks, and whenever anyone withdraws money, the imposters rob them by making threats,” said Mahbub.
The joint commissioner requested everyone not to have anything from strangers, and added: “Most of the dope gang cases are filed by police, and usually the gang members get bail due to lack of witness.
“Proper witness can hold them longer in jail, and prevent such incidents from happening.”