874 turtles worth TK 2.18 cr seized in Benapole

874 turtles worth TK 2.18 cr seized in Benapole

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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized 874 rare species of turtles worth Tk 2.18 crore from Kagajpukur area here on Sunday morning.Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area and recovered the turtles from a sack, said BGB-26 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Jahangir Hossain.The seized turtles were handed over to the Forest Department.However, none was arrested in this connection as the smugglers managed to flee the scene. -UNB,

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