A team of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today seized over Tk29 lakh in cash and foreign currencies worth over Tk77 lakh from online casino kingpin Salim Prodhan's two offices in Banani and Gulshan-2.
They also seized 32 cheques of 23 different banks, 48 bottles of foreign liquor, a big server system, four big laptops and two deer hides from there.
The RAB's legal and media wing Director Sarwar Bin Kashem today briefed the media about their raids in Salim's two offices.
The raids were conducted upon information obtained from Salim who was arrested last night by the RAB for running illegal casino business in the city.
"Salim used to run online casino business from his Gulshan-2 office. He also laundered money to London," he said.
Salim admitted to the RAB that he had been running the business for the last one year. Earlier, he ran casino in Thailand too.
The RAB official also said that Salim acknowledged to them he has close dealings with Giasuddin Al Mamun – a friend and business partner of BNP's Acting Chairperson Tarique Rahman.
"Mamun gifted Salim an expensive car too," he added.
Earlier, he served a 6-month imprisonment sentenced by a mobile court under the Bangladesh Wildlife Preservation Act, Sarwar also said.
He confirmed to the media that three cases will be filed against Salim on charges of money laundering, keeping narcotics and illegally preserving deer skins.