Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested six alleged members of a robber gang from the Shitalakkha River under Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur district on Thursday night, reports UNB.
The elite force also seized a trawler, an engine-run boat and six sharp weapons from their possession.
The arrestees are identified as Shahin Hossain, 30, Sohel Mia, 29, Saddam Hossain, 28, Khairul Islam, 23, Upal Kabir, 19, and Faisal, 20.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-1 took position at Godaraghat at night. The team conducted a drive when the gangsters were looting a dredger around 11:30pm, said Commanding Officer (CO) of Rab-1 Lt Col Sarwar Bin Quashem.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed that they used to commit robbery at various goods-laden vessels and dredgers in the river, he said.
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