Coast Guard were given a secret tipoff
Two million metres of illegal fishing nets were apprehended during separate operations by the Coast Guard of South Zone in Bhola.
The value of the seized nets are Tk7 crore.
This information was shared in a press release signed by BN SM Tahsin Rahman, media officer of Coast Guard South Zone on Sunday.
He added that: “On the basis of secret information, the Coast Guard members raided the ferry at Bhola Sadar and Kalinartha Bazar area of the city on Saturday night and seized the nets.”
No one was arrested as the involved parties were alerted about the Coast Guard’s presence and immediately fled the scene.
Later, the seized fishing nets were set on fire in the presence of a Bhola Fisheries officer on Sunday morning.