2 pirates held with arms, trawlers in Sundarbans
15 March 2015, Nirapad News: Two pirates have been arrested in Chandpai Range under the Sundarbans (East Zone) in Bagerhat district on Saturday.
Forest officials said two trawlers, some firearms and ammunition have been recovered from them. The arrestees were identified as Mizan Sheikh, 28, son of Nurul Islam of Signal Tower area, and Aynal Haque Jomaddar, 30, son of Moktar Jomaddar of Baidamari village in Mongla Upazila.
The arrested were members of a notorious pirates’ gang operating in the world’s largest mangrove forest, the officials said. They said two trawlers and firearms, some bullets and sharp weapon were seized from the gangsters. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the other members of the pirates gang managed to escape.