Hundi business under the cover of mobile banking, 6 arrested23 November 2022
Staff Reporter :
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police has arrested six people for connection with hundi business under the cover of Mobile Financial Services (MFS) agent business. Last Monday and Tuesday (November 22) they were arrested from Dhaka and Comilla in an operation by CID's cyber crime unit.
The accused have been identified as Freedom Net website manager Mir Md. Kamrul Hasan Shishir (28), Distribution House Manager Khorshed Alam (34), Bkash Distributor Sales Officer (DSO) Kazi Shah Newaz (46), Bkash Agent Md. Ibrahim Khalil (34), development agent Md. Azizul Haque Talukder (42) and Bikash agent associate Md. Nizam Uddin (35). 11 mobile phones, 18 SIM cards, 1 laptop and 1 tab were seized from them.
CID said in a press release that the arrested gang is involved in hundi business and illegally money laundering abroad through hundi and wage earners staying abroad by not bringing the hard-earned money from abroad to Bangladesh and paying the price in local currency.
In this work, the criminals are divided into three groups. The first group collects foreign currency from expatriates based abroad, giving it to those who want to smuggle money out of the country. The second group of traffickers and their accomplices pay the money in local currency to the MFS agent.
The third group that means the MFS agent pays the price in local currency to the MFS number received from the resident abroad.