A hoard of cash totaling about USD 145,000 in Bangladeshi Taka has been discovered at the home of a leading forestry official. Police in Dhaka say that the cash was found stuffed inside shopping bags, pillows, rice bags and under the bed of Mohammad Osman Gani in a flat near the capital. Gani, the chief forest conservator of Bangladesh, was arrested but reportedly refused to answer questions. The government says his arrest is part of its ongoing anti-corruption drive. (BBC)

    About the author

    Join the Discussion