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Seven held with Tk 46cr venom in Sylhet M

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested seven people along with 12 pounds of venom worth Tk 46 crore from a house of Raut village in Kanaighat upazila on Friday.
The arrestees were identified as Sifatur, 56, Nazrul Alam Nannu, 50, Abu Hasan, 62, Shahidul Islam, 34, Abdul Malik, 60, Wahid, 60, and Motial Acharjee, 60. They hail from different villages of Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Brahmanbaria districts.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-9 launched a drive at the house of Sifatur Rahman at Raut village around 11:45am and arrested the seven people along with the venom of cobra, said Pankaj Kumar Dey, media officer of Rab-9.
The elite force also recovered a revolver and four bullets from the house and seized a private car, he said.