3 arrested with snake venom worth Tk 5 crore

May 14, 2022

Detectives Branch (DB) of police in a drive in the port city’s Double Mooring area seized two pounds of snake venom and arrested three people last night (May 13, 2022).
The arrestees are Mohammed Ismail, Md Jaynal Abedin and Rupan Chakma, said a DB press release.
Zahirul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of police Chattogram Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch (North) said, “On information, detectives conducted the drive and seized the snake venom.”
Checking the market price, police said the maximum price of two pounds of venom might be Tk 5 crore.
In primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed that the venom was illegally brought into the country mainly to sell it which they use for producing drugs, said Zahirul.
“We are suspecting an international syndicate is behind the trade,” he said, adding they are looking into it.
A case has been filed with Double Mooring Police Station in this connection.

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