The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has recovered more than Tk5 crore, 730 bhori of gold ornaments and six guns from the residences of Gendaria Awami League (AL) Vice President Enamul Haque and his two accomplices today.
However, Enamul and his brother Rupon Haque, joint general secretary of the local AL unit, who are shareholders of Wanderers Club in Fakirapool, could not be detained.
Enamul had already left the country while Rupon had been absconding, said Lieutenant Colonel Shafiullah Bulbul, commanding officer of RAB-3, mentioning that the money was illegally earned from the casino.
The law enforcers seized more than Tk1 crore, the gold jewelries, three shotguns and two revolvers from three vaults at the six-storey house of Enamul at Banianagar in old Dhaka's Sutrapur area.
After that they raided the house of Enamul's accomplice Abul Kalam alias Kala in Narinda and recovered Tk2 crore from a vault there.
They also found a revolver beside the vault.
Later, the RAB conducted another drive at the three-storey building of Rashid, another aide of Enamul, in the same area and seized Tk2 crore from another vault there.
Neither Kala nor Rashid were at home during the drive.
However, Rashid's wife said, "Enamul brought the vault to their house several days ago."
The elite force came to know that a good amount of money was siphoned off from the club.
Later, from a vault maker they got the information that Enamul had made several vaults.
Based on the information, the law enforcers conducted the drive at Enamul's residence.
Locals alleged that using muscle power, Enamul got hold of 15 houses in old Dhaka.
He had been a member of the club since 1985.
Later, he gradually bought the shares of the club and became one of its owners.