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Coast Guard seizes venison in Barguna

  • Published at 08:58 pm February 7th, 2019
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Bangladesh Coast Guard members have seized about one maund of venison, a skull and two skins of a deer from Patharghata upazila in Barguna on Thursday, February 7, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The deer was hunted in the Sundarbans on Wednesday

Bangladesh Coast Guard have seized about one maund (37kg) of venison, a skull and two skins of a deer from Patharghata upazila in Barguna.

Acting on an anonymous tip, Coast Guard members conducted a raid along the shores of Payra and Bishkhali rivers on Thursday morning and seized the remains of a deer from Pakkhidiya area of the upazila.

Patharghata Coast Guard Sub-Station Commander Zahurul Islam confirmed the news.

He said: “We heard that a group was selling deer meat in the area. We were able to seize the venison, but sensing the presence of the Coast Guard, the culprits fled the scene.”

The Coast Guard official further said the deer was hunted sometime around Wednesday in the Sundarbans.

“The seized venison and skull were burned in fire and buried in the ground under the supervision of a mobile court, but the skins were kept for preservation,” he added.