These turtles were all caught from the Sundarbans
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two turtle smugglers yesterday from Hajidanga area of Dumuria Upazila in Khulna.
Krishnapad Goldar of Magurkhali village and Sujon Roy of Amurbaniya village were arrested with 44 turtles, which were all caught and smuggled out from the Sundarbans.
The arrested were transferred to Dumuria police station where a case was filed against them under the Forest Act 1927.
Additional Superintendent of Police Md Tofazzal Hossain, also special company commander of RAB 6, confirmed the incident.
He said: "Acting on a tip-off Major AM Ashraful Islam led a drive and caught the duo red-handed. Along with the turtles, RAB also seized five SIM cards, two memory cards, and Tk2,500."