The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman in Dhaka, Iqbal Mahmood has sought the help of Interpol to assist some people involved in a money laundering case. A list of about 8 names out of the 60 to 70 people reported to be involved in smuggling out a large amount of money out of Bangladesh in the last few years has been sent to the Interpol for immediate arrest. The Chairman has also refused to reveal the identities of the suspects when asked, saying that they could change their locations if they find out that the ACC is after them.
He added that the lists of the remaining people will be sent later and that a team will be sent to Singapore as part of the commission’s effort to retrieve the money laundered out of Bangladesh and apprehend the culprits. However, this has been hampered by the outbreak of the coronavirus and five Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore are already affected. The ACC does not have any plan to go after traders who increased the prices of materials used in preventing the spread of the virus. According to Iqbal, the government has taken necessary steps through mobile courts and is prepared to move if there is any sign that any syndicate is making money illegally by holding the people hostage after the steps taken by the government.