Two held with Tk 25cr cobra venom in capital


24 May, 2018 15:50 PM

Two held with Tk 25cr cobra venom in capital

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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two persons along with venom of cobra snake worth about Taka 25 crore, from the city's Dakhhinkhan area, on Wednesday afternoon. 

"We arrested Abdus Samad, 55, of Mymensingh and ZM Jahangir, 55, of Patuakhali district, along with three crystal clear jars, one local shutter gun, four rounds of bullets, five golden colour chains made of imitation, and one motorcycle, from Dakhhin Khan City Market around 4:30 pm on Wednesday," a RAB official said. 

"Venom of cobra snake was found in one of the jars, off-white colour powder in another jar while white colour substance in remaining jar," he said, adding that the estimated value of the cobra venom is Taka 25 crore.

During the preliminary interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they illegally imported the venom from abroad and kept those under their possessions, he also said. 

A case was filed under Special Powers Act against the arrestees to this end.