Illegal arms factory unearthed in Cox’s Bazar

An illegal arms factory being run out of a dense forest area in Cox’s Bazar was unearthed by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Thursday.

The tip-off about the factory in Pekua upazila came from an illegal arms supplier who was detained by members of the elite force earlier in the day.

The detainee has been identified as Delwar Hossain Delu, son of Ali Chan from the Gudikata area in the south of Toitong union in the upazila.

In fact, a Rab-15 team conducted a drive in the Cheptamura forest area in Toitong union and first arrested Delu, Lt Colonel Khairul Islam, its commander, told reporters.

During questioning, he disclosed the location of the factory and it was raided. Five firearms and some gun-making were seized, the commander said.

An accomplice of Delu, however, managed to flee during the raid, he added. Delu was wanted in at least seven cases of murder, robbery and land grabbing.

Source: United News of Bangladesh