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Two arrested for smuggling arms from Burma into Bangladesh



Dhaka, October 16: Two arms smugglers confessed to the Bangladesh police about smuggling firearms from Burma into Bangladesh, a Bangladesh newspaper reported yesterday.


The two arms smugglers, Abul Kashem(40) and Zahid Hossain(24), in their confessional statement to the police in Dhaka, disclosed the whole affair about smuggling of firearms.


They were arrested by Bangladesh police with some arms on September 20 while they were waiting in a hotel of Faridpur district town for another big haul of firearms from Burma.


In their confessional statement, they said to have link with a Cox's Bazar based firearms smuggling gang, and they claimed to have responsibility of reaching firearms smuggled from Burma to different parts of Bangladesh. They also disclosed the names of persons who are involving in the arms smuggling.


During the arrest, the Bangladeshi police seized a revolver, a mobile phone set, and four dairies written in Burmese, two maps of river routes in the country, two cassette recorders and two microphones from them.


But Bangladesh police did not disclose whether they have the link with some terrorist groups in Bangladesh.


Last year, two of Rakhine youths from Cox's Bazar were arrested on their bus route to Cox's Bazar from Teknaf, with a huge amount of bullets, smuggling from Maungdaw, the western border town of Burma, into Bangladesh. #