Two held with snake venom worth Tk 9cr

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:56, Nov 26,2020


An Indian snake-catcher extracts venom from a cobra. - AFP file photo

Criminal Investigation Department of police arrested two smugglers and seized snake venom worth Tk 9 crore in Gazipur.

The information was revealed at a press briefing at CID office in the capital on Thursday.

Two alleged smugglers Mamun Talukder and Md Mamun were arrested from Kaliakoir of Gazipur on Wednesday night, said CID additional deputy inspector general Sheikh Rezaul Haider in the briefing.

He said that they conducted a drive in the district on November 17 and busted a snake venom smuggling ring and found information of another ring.

Based on the tip-off, CID teams conducted a drive in Kaliakoir on Wednesday night and nabbed the two smugglers with six bottles of snake venom.

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