600 wild birds seized, man arrested

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 19 Oct 2016, 17:44:29 | Updated : 19 Oct 2016, 18:06:59

600 wild birds seized, man arrested

600 wild birds seized, man arrested
Police have seized more than 600 wild birds at Savar Upazila in Dhaka and arrested a man for illegal trading in them.

Ashim Mollick, inspector of Bangladesh Forest Department’s wildlife crime prevention unit, on Wednesday said that officers arrested Lal Miya, 35, in a drive conducted on a tip off at Savar’s Zirabo around 2:30am.

On the basis of information from him, police seized more than 600 birds including Parakeet, Parrot, Myna and Munia locked in cages inside a warehouse.

Lal Miya, who hails from Sherpur district, had brought the birds from Bogra and Rajshahi to sell them in Dhaka, said the forest department official, according to a news agency. – bz

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