Neither the Interior Ministry nor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade investigates the Hungarian relevance of the unlawful acquisition of spy tech done by the Army of Bangladesh. The younger brother of the country’s military commander lived in Hungary for years using pseudonyms and helped even the surgery of the Bangladeshi conjoined twins.
We recently published an article about how Al Jazeera has uncovered the truth behind Haris Ahmed’s false identity and whereabouts. As the investigation concluded, they found out that the international criminal carries out his dirty business from Budapest, Hungary, and was rumoured to even have influence over Hungarian international relations.
Haris Ahmed has been on the most wanted international criminals list of Interpol for a few years, and he is
still among the most wanted criminals in Bangladesh.
He was convicted for his involvement in the 1996 murder of Mustafizur Rahman Mustafa. He fled from his sentence and ended up in Hungary where he has been operating several local enterprises since 2015, which, according to the experts asked by Al Jazeera, are common practices to help launder money from illegal deals. 444, who helped the investigation of Al Jazeera in Hungary, wrote that Haris arrived in Budapest five years ago
under the false identity of Mohammad Hasan.
And while his escape from Bangladesh was staged by his brother, his stay in Hungary was helped by the former honorary consul to Bangladesh, Ambrus Nyerges.
Haris tried to make deals between Hungary and the Bangladeshi army. He first wanted to sell beds and later Hungarian ammunition to the foreign military.
According to index.hu,
the Bangladeshi Army bought spy tech capable of mass interception from an Israeli company
even though the two countries do not have diplomatic or trade relationships. The contract says that the army used a Hungarian company to hide the Israeli source. However, PicSix Hungary does not even exist, but the Bangladeshi Army still states that the equipment is from Hungary.
According to the investigation of Direkt36 and Al Jazeera, Haris Ahmed played a key role in the purchase. Therefore, index.hu sent many questions to the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They received the same answer: PicSix Hungary does not exist, so they cannot investigate their activity.
Interestingly, the leader of the Bangladeshi army,
Aziz Ahmed, popped up before in the Hungarian media
when he allowed a Hungarian team of doctors to conduct their separation surgery on conjoined twins in the military hospital of Dakka. Honorary consul dr. Gergely Pataki and neurosurgeon dr. András Csókay both were members of the group, and Mr Pataki received a decoration from Aziz Ahmed after the successful surgery.