Illegal arms factory busted 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 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 detained was identified as Delwar Hossain Delu, son of Ali Chan, of Gudikata area in the south of Toitong union in the upazila.
A RAB-15 team conducted a drive in Cheptamura forest area in Toitong union and first arrested Delu, said RAB commander Lieutenant Colonel Khairul Islam.
During questioning, he disclosed the location of the factory and it was raided. Five firearms and some gun-making materials were seized, the commander added.
An accomplice of Delu, however, managed to flee, he added. Delu was wanted in at least seven cases of murder, robbery and land grabbing.