Police have detained two Awami League leaders along with 10 kilograms of venison from Swarankhola upazila, Bagerhat.
The arrestees are Md Jafar Talukdar, 48 joint-general secretary of Sauthkhali union unit Awami League, and Shamsul Islam Ripon, president of a ward unit of Awami League in the union.
Swarankhola police station Officer-in-Charge Md Kabirul Islam said a team of police challenged three people as they were transporting the venison to Tafalbari Bazar from Bokultola, a village adjacent to the Sundarbans, on a motorbike in the early hours of Saturday.
The police team seized a sack of venison from their possession, and held the two passengers – Jafar and Ripon. However, the person driving the motorbike, Sogir Bayati, fled on his bike.
A case has been filed against the three people under the Wildlife Conservation and Security Act.