Law-enforcement agencies, including the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), have increased vigilance to stop smuggling out of raw hide of sacrificial animals through the border areas in Naogaon.
“Security measures have been beefed up in Sapahar, Niamatpur, Porsha and Dhamoirhat border areas,” Naogaon BGB 14 Commanding Officer Lt Col Khijir Khan said on Saturday.
He also said several new checkposts have been set up in areas where there is a greater possibility of rawhide smuggling.
“No one will be given the permission to store rawhide in warehouses or other storage facilities that lie within eight kilometres of the border areas,” the BGB official said.
Naogaon Superintendent of Police Md Iqbal Hossain said like the BGB officials they have also set up checkposts to control the smuggling.
Around 10 million cattle are expected to be sacrificed across Bangladesh during Eid-ul-Azha which is being celebrated today [Saturday].