800 birds seized; 2 arrested in Gazipur
7 October 2015, Nirapad News: The Forest Department, in a raid, detained two persons alongwith 800 different species of birds from Tongi in Gazipur on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip-off, the forest officials conducted a raid in Riaznagar area in the morning and nabbed Nazrul, 38, and Lal Mia, 40, of Sherpur district.
Forest Department official Dr Tapan Kumar Dey said during the raid, they seized 420 munia birds and 380 parrots.
The birds were taken from the North Bengal in a bid to smuggle out of the country, he said adding that the seized birds would be released in Gazipur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park .