The police brought down an online house of cards. Thousands of people did not receive the products they bought. One retailer lost his business and more.

 

Dhaka (AsiaNews) – Over a year and a half marked by the pandemic, online commerce and internet transactions have increased considerably.

A rapidly expanding sector worth billions of dollars a year has provided millions of jobs to even in Bangladesh.

In the South Asian country, the opportunity to get rich via e-commerce has enticed many investors who came to trust online platforms like Evaly, Dhamaka Shopping, e-orange and Alesha Mart.

However, Bangladeshi law enforcement agencies have recently brought down one such operator, described by the local press as an online house of cards.

On 10 September, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested CEOs and owners of e-commerce companies, including the president and founder of Evaly, Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin.

The two have been…

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