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Cleaner turned drug trader owns lavish home in Manikganj

  • Published at 10:23 pm May 29th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:11 am May 30th, 2018
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The lavish home of suspected drug dealer and former Dhaka City Corporation cleaner Habibullah, in Manikganj Dhaka Tribune

Fitted with marble tiles, expensive chandeliers, and doors embellished with eye-catching details, the interior presents a sight to behold

Habibullah, a former Dhaka City Corporation cleaner, has allegedly obtained millions from trading in drugs and developed an ostentatious three-storied home in Garpara union of Manikganj.

Such were the suspicions of Inspector Saiful Islam of the Department of Narcotics Control in Manikganj, after visiting Habibullah’s home and from the account provided by his wife.

Several drug cases have reportedly been filed against Habibullah in Manikganj and Gazipur. 

The house is located five kilometers from the city. 

A winding trail leads to a well-maintained garden, which in turn leads to the enchanting interiors of the house itself.

Fitted with marble tiles, expensive chandeliers, and doors embellished with eye-catching details, the interior presents a sight to behold. 

Wife Rowshan Ara claims that Habibullah used to regularly use drugs on the rooftop of building, a habit he has long since given up. 

She said he was framed for possessing yaba and is currently in prison on this charge. 

She conveniently evaded the question on how he managed to build such a lavish house and said that they initially lived in Gazipur before moving to the new home 6 – 7 years ago.

She claimed that her husband acquired the wealth by selling some land he owned, which was also financing the education of their three sons. 

Local sources claimed that Habibullah had acquired protection from influential government leaders in the district. 

After speaking to Awami League General Secretary of Manikganj district upazila and Chairman of Garapara Union Parisad Afsar Uddin Sarker, it was found that he came to know of Habibullah’s involvement in the drug trade after he was arrested. 

Inspector Saiful Islam claimed that Habibullah is one of the leading drug traders in Manikganj.

Hamidur Rahman Siddiqui, assistant superintendant of Manikganj police statiton, said: “Habibullah was arrested for possessing three kilograms of marijuana. There are three drug cases filed against him.”