Police seized a pickup van carrying 64 sacks (2560 kg) of OMS rice on Wednesday from Noohati area in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj.
Police arrested driver Falan Mia, 24, and helper Maruf Mia, 23, of the van.
The rice sacks were seized during a drive led by Madhabpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Chandan Kumar Chakrabarty.
The OC said they were tipped-off that trader Liton Mia of Madhabpur upazila was taking OMS rice, meant for sale to ultra-poor people, to another place to sell it. The arrestees said the rice was owned by Liton, he added.
Madhabpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Mukhlesur Rahman said many dishonest dealers stock OMS rice and sell it in the markets.
He said a case was filed with the police station.