'Golden Monir' owns over 200 plots; 8kg of gold ornaments seized
Published : Saturday, 21 November, 2020 at 1:20 PM Count : 437
Members of Rapid Action Battalion on Saturday detained businessman Monir Hossain alias 'Golden Monir' from his Badda residence in Dhaka during a raid.
The team also seized eight kilograms of gold ornaments, cash Tk 1 crore, foreign gun, some bullets, foreign currencies of 10 countries worth around Tk 9 lakh, and drugs during the raid that took place from Friday night to Saturday morning.
Lt Col Ashique Billah, director of the RAB's Legal and Media wing, disclosed this at a press conference held around 11:30am.
Monir started career as a salesman at a cloth store in the capital's Gausia Market in the 1990s. At one stage of business, he involved in gold smuggling.
He smuggled gold thorugh Dhaka-Singapore-India route, Ashique Billah said as Monir gave this information to them after detention.
The RAB also seized five cars. Among them, two luxurious cars worth around Tk 3 crore each, were seized from house and three from Monir's showroom.
He is a land grabber. He owns over 200 plots and has already confessed of having 30 plots on his name during primary interrogation.
The elite force will file three cases under arms act, narcotic control act and special power acts against Golden Monir.
He was taken to RAB-3 office for further interrogation.