5,000 rare species of turtles seized: one held

5,000 rare species of turtles seized: one held

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The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Thursday arrested one person and recovered around 5,000 rare species of turtles from city’s Uttar Ashkona area under Dakshin Khan police station tonight.
The arrested man was Jasim Uddin Ahmed, 45.Major Maksudul Alam, assistant director (legal and mass media) of the RAB headquarters, said that they recovered the turtles in a joint drive conducted by RAB-1 and RAB headquarters between 4pm and 9pm this afternoon in city’s Uchartek more are at Ashkona.
The value of the turtles is worth about Taka 3 crore, said the RAB official.
It is suspected that the turtles were to be smuggled out of the country.
The turtles were later handed over to concerned forest officials. – News Desk

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