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Man nabbed with 118 tortoises in Jessore

Man nabbed with 118 tortoises in Jessore

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel nabbed a man along with 118 tortoises of rare species and 300 bottles of Indian Phensidyl syrup from Churamankathi area in Sadar upazila of Jessore on Tuesday night.

The arrestee was identified as Jahangir Hossain, son of late Abdul Gafur of South Burujbagan area in Sharsha upazila of Jessore district, according to a news agency report.

Major Abdullah Al Mehedi, commanding officer of RAB-6, said being tipped-off that some rare species of tortoises were being smuggled into the country from India, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area and intercepted a three-wheeler (Nasimon) at about 9:00pm.

RAB personnel arrested Jahangir while other smugglers and the vehicle driver managed to flee.

Later, they recovered 118 tortoises of rare species and 300 bottles of Indian Phensidyl syrup after searching the vehicle.

A case was filed in this connection.