Nurul Islam, in his early 40s, got a contractual job as a computer operator at Teknaf land port with a daily wage of Tk 130 in 2001 but he amassed huge wealth raising the eyebrows of many.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) revealed the stunning information at a press briefing here on Tuesday.
Rab members in a drive arrested Nurul Islam, son of Abdul Motaleb of Bhola district, from Dhaka city’s Mohammadpur area on Tuesday for amassing the wealth of Tk 460 crore illegally.
Tipped off, a Rab team conducted a drive in the area and arrested the 41-year-old man along with fake currency of Tk 3,46,500, Myaman currency 3,80,00, 4,400 Yaba pills and Tk 2,01,160.
After primary interrogation, Rab came to know that Nurul got the contractual computer operator job at the Teknaf land port with a daily wage of Tk 130 in 2001. He also got involved in smuggling, tax evasion, and unloading goods illegally as a broker.
In 2009, Nurul Islam, having 19 bank accounts, quit the job and recommended the appointment of another person in his place, and that guy ultimately helped him amass the illegal wealth.
Nurul Islam left no stone unturned to increase his wealth and invested in a shipbreaking industry and amusement park near Dhaka.
During investigation, Rab came to know that Nurul Islam is the ringleader of the broker syndicate of Teknaf land port, which is very active in unloading illegal goods.
Nurul now owns six houses and 13 land plots in Dhaka, 37 plots and houses in Savar, Teknaf, Saint Martin and Bhola.
Source: United News of Bangladesh