160 kilograms of rare turtles recovered in capital

160 kilograms of rare turtles recovered in capital

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The Forest Department has recovered four maunds (about 160 kgs) of turtle of different species from the Sankhari Bazar area in the capital early Friday.Acting on secret information officials of the department conducted a raid the recovered the turtles that have become endangered in the country. None however was arrested. They told journalists the rare turtles were brought from different parts of the country and sold for Taka 1000 a kilogram.
People involved in the illegal trading in endangered species will be identified and given punishment, the sources said.

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