Thursday, July 18, 2019 | ePaper
Prisoner runs drugs trading from Chattogram jail : Police
Chattogram Central Jail inmate Hamka Nur Alam, imprisonment has hardly been a deterrent to crime as he keeps casting a sinister shadow over the city. Implicated in 20 cases, including arms dealing, robbery and terrorism, Hamka Nur now runs a drug trading network from inside the prison, aided by prison guards, according to police, reports a portal news.
Police extracted the information from prison guard Saiful Islam, 22, who was detained from the port city's Kadamtali flyover on Saturday with 50 yaba pills.Three other miscreants - Didarul Alam Masum, 35, Azizul Islam Jalal, 36, and Alo Begum, 35 - were detained on Saturday, based on Saiful's account.
The detainees have also admitted to providing Saiful with yaba and cannabis on the instructions of Hamka Nur, who used to pay for the drugs from prison. According to Saiful, he collected 50 yaba tablets from Masum. He was on his way to supply 10 pills to a dealer at the Halishohor grocery market area when he was apprehended by law enforcers.
Hamka Nur Alam, who was arrested two years back, is a top listed criminal who has been operating a criminal outfit called 'Hamka Group' in Chattogram city, according to police.
"Hamka Nur Alam is being kept at Chattogram Central Prison's cell . He had been trading drugs both inside and outside the prison from there," said a source of CMP.