Coastguards seized on Friday 50 tonnes of rice, meant for the government’s open-market sale (OMS) programme in aid of the poor people, from a local warehouse at Firingi Bazar of Munshiganj Sadar upazila.
Acting on a tip-off, a Coastguard team raided the warehouse – New Milan Traders – at 2pm with an executive magistrate and police and seized 1,014 sacks of rice, each weighing 50 kg.
The Coastguard’s Pagla camp commander Ferdous Ahmed told bdnews24.com that the owner and employees of the warehouse haded locked the warehouse around 10am.
Later, the rice was seized in presence of executive magistrate Poorshia Akther after filing a general diary with the Sadar Police Station.
“The rice might have been brought here from the food depot for sale,” the Coastguard official added.
On Feb 26, the Coastguard personnel recovered 800 sacks of rice from a trawler in the Dholeshore River at the district’s Sadar upazila.