180 rare tortoises seized in Benapole

180 rare tortoises seized in Benapole

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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 180 tortoises of rare species from Baropota border area under Benapole port on Sunday Morning.Lieutenant Colonel Jahangir Hossain, commanding officer of BGB-26, said being tipped off that some tortoises of rare species were being smuggled into the country from India, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area and seized 180 tortoises worth Tk90 lakh from sacks and suitcases.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the smugglers managed to flee away.The seized tortoises were handed over to Jessore forest department. -UNB, Benapole

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