Dhaka, Bangladesh
5 lakh prawn fry seized, 2 held

5 lakh prawn fry seized, 2 held

CHATTOGRAM, Aug 21: Members of upazila fisheries department arrested two persons with 5 lakh prawn fry from a passenger bus at Eco-Park in Sitakunda upazila on Monday afternoon. The arrestees were identified as bus driver Bacchu Mia, 29, and his helper Bappi, 27. Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Upazila Executive Officer Milton Roy conducted the drive on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway and seized the prawn fry in 27 containers after searching the bus, said Upazila Fisheries Officer Md Shamim, reports UNB. Later, in a mobile court, the driver was fined Tk 5,000 for carrying prawn fry as there is a ban in place against it. The prawn fry was being taken to Khulna from Chattogram. They were eventually released at Kumira Ghat coastal area. A case would be filed under Protection and Conservation of Fish Act-1950, the officer added.

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