Sumon built flats, plots through Bitcoin business
Published : Monday, 3 May, 2021 at 11:01 PM Count : 534
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested 12 people, including Ismail Hossain Sumon alias Coin Sumon, on charges of money laundering and online fraud in the country in the name of illegal Bitcoin business. Sumon has built various business establishments and flats, plots, super shops etc by earning illegal money through Bitcoin scamming, according to RAB sources.
The other arrested are Abul Bashar Rubel, 28, Arman Piyas, 31, Raihan Alam Siddiqui, 28, Mohammad Jobayer, 18, Mehedi Hasan Rahat, 24, Mehedi Hasan, 19, Rakibul Hasan, 23, Rakibul Islam, 22, Solaiman Islam, 21, Mohammad Zakaria, 18 and Arafat Hossain, 22.
Commander Khandaker Al Moin, Director (Law and Media Branch) of RAB Headquarters, confirmed the matter at a press conference held at RAB Media Center in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
During the operation, 29 desktop computers, 3 laptops, 15 mobile phones, a tablet phone and various documents were seized from them.
A team of RAB-1 conducted an operation in North Badda area of the capital around 2.30 pm on Sunday, said Khandaker Al Moin. From there, the team arrested 12 people, including Sumon and seized the materials used in various fraudulent activities.
“Ismail Hossain Sumon alias Coin Sumon, the leader of the gang, started a children’s toy and clothes business in a small shop in 2013 and later set up an outsourcing marketing company called ‘Basic Bizz Marketing’ to carry on his illegal Bitcoin business behind that,” the official added.