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3 held with 494 tortoises in Khulna

Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 2:14 PM Count : 308

Members of forest department and Rapid Action Battalion detained three people alongwith 494 tortoises in Khulna city early Saturday while smuggling those to India.


Forests, Environment and Wildlife Management Department divisional officer Modinul Ahsan said they seized 494 tortoises from a pickup van at Zero Point area early hours with the help of RAB members and detained the three.


The tortoises would be sent to Bhawal National Park, the officer said.

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