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2 Burmese Muslims arrested for arms smuggling


Cox’sbazar, Nov 10: Two Burmese Muslim hailed from northern Arakan, Burma and 2 women were arrested by Bangladesh police on November 7 when they were trading ammunitions of sophisticated AK 47 rifles at a hotel of Cox’sbazar, said a local official in a statement.


Acting on a tip-off, the Bangladesh police raid the hotel and arrested Burmese nationals Siddique Ahmed, his son Yunus and two women.


Bangladesh Police seized 225 AK bullets from them and its were being traded with local criminal groups.


Police said, the arrested people confessed that they had traded ammunition twice in this hotel during the last several days.


In another reports, Bangladesh Rifles seized huge sophisticated arms raiding remote forests in southeastern hills areas of Bangladesh bordering Burma in the past few week.


The Bangladesh Government decided to launch special operation in Chittagong Hill tract, particularly border areas nearby Burma and India from where modern firearms and ammunitions are reportedly entering into Bangladesh through those areas, the sources said. #



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