Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered around Tk 265 million in cash, FDRs worth Tk 51 million and different foreign currencies from a house of former Awami League leader Enamul and his brother Rupon in the capital’s Wari early Tuesday, reports UNB.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-3 raided the ground floor of a six storey building owned by ex-AL vice-president of Genderia thana unit Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan at Lalmohon Saha Street around 1:00am, said Sujoy Sarkar, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and deputy director (media), RAB headquarters.
RAB men recovered Tk 265 million in cash, FDRs of Tk 51 million, 9300 US dollars and different foreign currencies, one kg gold and casino chips from the house, said Lt Col Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer, RAB-3.
Earlier on 13 January, Enamul and Rupon were arrested from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital along with 12 mobile phone sets and Tk 4 million in cash.
Later, the two siblings were put on a four-day remand each in two money-laundering cases.
They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gendaria in September last year and seized 8,072 grams of gold and Tk 55 million in cash.
Both the AL leaders were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to RAB.
Four money-laundering cases were filed against them.
The siblings have 22 houses, mostly in old part of the city, 91 bank accounts where they have Tk 190 million and five cars, said Imtiaz Ahmed, deputy inspector general of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).