Forest department officials in a drive seized 30kg venison, two mounts and eight legs of deer on 26 July 2020.
Forest department officials in a drive seized 30kg venison, two mounts and eight legs of deer on 26 July 2020.UNB

Forest department officials in a drive seized 30kg venison, two mounts and eight legs of deer from two boats at Charakhali canal in Sundarbans at Mongla, Bagerhat on Sunday, reports UNB.

A team of forest officials chased the boats in the morning after they had signaled the vessels to to stop but they ignored, UNB quoted Mohammad Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer of Sundarbans east zone, as saying.

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Later, they recovered the venison and heads from the boats.

They could not arrest anyone as the smugglers managed to flee.

Poaching of deer in Sundarbans is going on unabated and the forest department officials have arrested two poachers and seized 65kg venision during separate drives in Sundarbans in the last two months.