RAB-1 has arrested a young man from Safipur Andarmanik area of Gazipur’s Kaliakair upazila for buying and selling banned virtual currency bitcoins online and smuggling money earned through it abroad. During this time, 19 fake national identity cards, 22 SIM cards and foreign currency were recovered from him.
He was arrested from Safipur Andarmanik area of Kaliakair upazila on Wednesday (January 13) at noon. The arrested Raihan Hossain (29) is the son of Atar Ali of Safipur Andarmonic Purbapara area of Kaliakair upazila.
RAB-1 Deputy Commander Major Gazi Ashikur Rahman said in a press release that the arrested Raihan had been trading virtual currency bitcoins online for a long time. In this context, an expedition team of RAB-1 conducted a special operation on the ground floor of Atar Ali’s house on the 3rd floor of Safipur in Kaliakair police station on the basis of secret information. At that time, he had 19 fake national identity cards, 22 SIM cards, 1,255 rupees in cash with 25 US dollars in cash, a computer, 3 mobile phones, an Audi car purchase and sale certificate, 3 fake invoice books, a trade license, a TIN, 4 check books of different banks were recovered.
According to the preliminary interrogation, he received training on computer in 2006 in his personal interest. After receiving the training, he has been conducting web site development, design, etc. since 2011. Since June 2020, he has been using illegal virtual currency called Bitcoin, which is not approved by the government, with the help of Saeed (22), a Pakistani citizen. Since June of the same year, he has been defrauding the general public by colluding with Pakistani, Nigerian and Russian smugglers, credit card hackers and illegal smugglers through illegal bitcoins (virtual currency). He buys virtual currency bitcoins through credit card hacking. Detained Raihan Hossain used to monitor local and foreign online bank accounts anonymously using a smart device. So far, 35,000 US dollars have been seized. He bought an Audi car from a showroom on Gulshan Link Road in Tejgaon six months ago with illegally earned money for Tk 1.8 crore. Further legal action is being taken against him.
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