Chittagong court places 6 suspected cocaine smugglers on fresh remand
13 August 2015, Nirapad News: A court in the port city today placed six suspected cocaine smugglers on fresh remands of different terms to be interrogated in police custody as they were detained in the past one week.
Police and court officials said the suspects were remanded in custody afresh as ordered by senior Metropolitan Magistrate Rahmat Ali while they were quizzed previously on remand since their arrest separately in the past one week.
The officials said Khanjahan Ali enterprise’s manager Golam Mostafa Sohel, Clearing & Forwarding (C&F) agent Mohammad Saiful Islam and one Mohammad Mehedi Alam were remanded in custody for five days.
But the court granted police two days to interrogate the three others — Cosco Bangladesh Shipping Lines limited manager AK Azad, Commercial executives of Mondol Group in Dhaka Atiqur Rahman and official of another company Mostafa Kamal against police prayers seeking 10 days time for all the six.
Police formed a 10-member investigation team led by Deputy Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Kusum Dewan to interrogate the suspects, arrested for their alleged involvement in importing cocaine drug in barrels of edible sunflower oil.
Acting on secret information the Custom Intelligent sealed 107 drums of sunflower oil at the NCT yard of the Chittagong port on June 7 and found the liquid cocaine in the barrels, which was later confirmed by the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) and Bangladesh Drug Testing Laboratory (BDTL) tests.