Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive have rescued 75 baby emus from smugglers coming from India in Satkhira Sadar Upazila.
BGB 33rd battalion Commanding Officer Sarker Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman said the raid was conducted in Padmo Shakhra border area in the early hours of Saturday.
The baby emus were later taken to the local Department of Livestock Services office for safekeeping until they were handed over to authorities concerned.
However, Mostafizur said that seven of the emus had died later.
He said species of the animals was confirmed as emu by an animal expert at Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University after their photos were sent to him.
Meanwhile, another BGB team seized a cache of gold ornaments, including 11 chains, 11 nose pins and 77 rings, during a drive at Kushkhali border area later in the morning.
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Gold ornaments seized during a BGB drive in Kushkhali border at Satkhira Sadar Upazila on April 21, 2018 Dhaka Tribune
Weighed at 358 grams altogether, the jewelleries were worth around Tk15 lakh, said Mostafizur.
However, the BGB members could not arrest anyone during both drives.