POSSESSING TOY PISTOLS: 2 Bangladesh-origin Germans placed on 3-day remand

Court Correspondent

A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed two Bangladesh-origin German nationals on three-day remand each in a case filed over possessing ‘toy pistols’.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Nurun Nahar Yeasmin granted the police remand as the Airport police inspector produced them before her court, praying a 10-day remand each.
The remanded accused are Aminul Islam and Mohammed Monir Ben Ali. Both the men said nine seized substances were toys.
Later the customs authority filed a case under special power act with the airport police.
The customs authority disclosed the incident in a press release that said the duo landed in Dhaka on Tuesday from Dubai by an Emirates flight.
Customs officials said the toy-pistols were packed in a box and had been declared as toys.
Police filed the remand petition to investigate why they were carrying the ‘toy arms’ and if they had any ill motive.
During scanning, the customs officials opened the bag and found nine toy-weapons—four of which resembled German made Walther of PP caliber 9mm PAK while five others resembled Turkish made Zoraki MOD 914 caliber 9mm PAK.
The customs officials seized the ‘weapon like substances’ as the passengers could not produce any documents in favour of their toys.
The Munich-based restaurateur, Monir Ben Ali, claimed that he brought those toys to sell those to Dhaka movie makers.

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