Coast Guard seized 1,200 kg of Jatka in Chandpur. Chandpur Coast Guard raided a pickup van and arrested 12 smugglers along with 1,200 kg of Jatka. Three people, including a pickup van, were arrested from Harina Ferry Ghat area of Hanarchar Union in Chandpur Sadar Upazila on Monday, March 29 at night.
The arrested are Dulal Majhi (45), Matin Hossain (39) and Zahidul Islam (22).
Led by Coast Guard Station Commander Lieutenant Asaduzzaman, Coast Guard members conducted a secret operation in the Harina Ferry Ghat area.
The Coast Guard members along with three others seized the fish while it was on its way to Dhaka after loading 1,200 kg (30 ounces) of Jatka fish in a pickup van.
The seized fish was distributed among the local orphanages and the poor on Tuesday, March 30 in the afternoon in the presence of the fisheries officer. Executive Magistrate Kazi Mohammad Mishkatul Islam sentenced the three to one year in prison by setting up a mobile court at the Coastguard station. They were later handed over to Chandpur Model Police Station.
Correspondent: Kobir Hossain Mizi, March 30,2021