RAB seized a total of 215 tons of OMS rice and wheat smuggled out from a government silo in the city. -AA
The members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have seized 215 tons of rice and wheat meant for open market sale (OMS) from Tejgaon and Krishi Market of Mohammadpur.
The grains were smuggled out from a government silo, Sarower Alam, executive magistrate of RAB-3, said yesterday. Two people including the manager of the government silo, Humayun Kabir, were detained, he added.
According to the executive magistrate, the grains were meant to be sold from 141 trucks at a reduced price for low-income people but instead a syndicate was selling off the grains in the black-market.
He also said the elite force members carried out a drive in Tejgaon on Saturday night when eight truckloads of rice and wheat weighing around 115 tons were being smuggled to Chuadanga, Srimangal and Maona.
Executive Magistrate Sarower Alam said another 100 tons of grains were seized from Krishi Market in Mohammadpur yesterday morning.
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