Rapid Action Battalion detained Juba League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim, much known as GK Shamim, along with huge amount of cash and Fixed Deposit Receipt and seven body guards at his office in Niketan of Dhaka.
A team of RAB 1 led by its executive magistrate Sarwoer Alam went to house 144 on road 5 of Niketan around 12:30pm and detained them with huge amount of money and liquor, RAB official said.
RAB officials said they also seized foreign liquor.
The drive was being conducted as part of the crackdown on illegal casinos and businesses after Awami League president Sheikh Hasina vented anger on some Juba League leaders narrating their illegal acts.
Magistrate Sarwar Alam told reporters that they are conducting the operation based some specific allegations against Shamim.
He said they will brief reporters about the drive once it is completed.
Shamim is known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.
On Wednesday, members of RAB arrested Juba League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, also president of Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club, from Gulshan area for running an illegal casino in the club.
Separate Dhaka courts on Thursday placed Khalid, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Juba League, on a seven-day remand in two cases filed against him.