Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has submitted a charge sheet against ousted Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan and five others.
CID’s special Superintendent of Police Faruk Ahmed confirmed the matter to Bangla Tribune on Sunday (Feb 23).
Faruk Ahmed said: “We have found primary evidence of illegal arms and drugs trade plus extortion against Khaled Mahmud and others.”
During investigation it has come to light that Khaled Mahmud went abroad several times without endorsing foreign currency in his passport. It’s believed that while going overseas, he used to launder money.
He has a second home visa for Malaysia in his passport and the rule for such a visa is to deposit money in Malaysia. He has 300,000 Ringgit in HRB Bank in Malaysia which he laundered illegally.
He has a corporation called Messrs. Apon Traders in Singapore and the money to set up the firm is believed to have been sent illegally.
The CID has information that he also has Thai Baht 2 million in an account of Bangkok Bank.
His cohort Mohammad Ullah bought foreign currency at his order and has given a confessional statement.
There are currently five cases against Khaled Mahmud and a money laundering probe against him is underway. Khaled was arrested by RAB during the casino busting drive on Sept 18 last. Four cases under weapons, drugs and money laundering laws were lodged against him.