Tk 227 cr smuggled in Singapore-Malaysia by Samrat
Published: 11:06 PM, 20 September 2020
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found evidence of smuggling of around Tk 227 crore to Singapore and Malaysia by the expelled president of Dhaka Metropolitan South Juba League Ismail Hossain Samrat through the hundi.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) made the information on Sunday.
It is learned that most of the smuggled money was spent at Marina Bay-Sands Casino, the largest gambling event in Singapore. However, some of the money smuggled by Samrat is still deposited in Singapore and Malaysia. The ACC is working to bring these back to the country.
The ACC investigation says that from 2011 to 2019, Samrat has smuggled S$ 36.5 million to Singapore. The value of this money is Tk 226.30 crore in Bangladeshi currency. At that time, Samrat smuggled RM 200,000 to Malaysia. The amount is Tk 4 million in Bangladeshi currency.
Samrat went fugitive as soon as the anti-casino campaign started. Then on October 7 last year, he was arrested from Chauddagram in Cumilla. The ACC filed a case against him in November 2019 alleging illegal assets through criminal activities including casino business.