PATIYA: A timber-laden pick-up van was seized by the Forest officials from Patiya upazila in Chattogram on Sunday.
Chattogram South Divisional Forest Officer Mozammel Haque said, on a tip-off, a team of Chattogram South Forest Department led by range official Saiful Islam conducted a drive at Chattarpitua village and seized the timber-laden pick-up. The smuggler, however, managed to flee the scene.A case was filed with Patiya Police Station in this connection.
The seized timbers were handed over to Patiya Police Station.
“Our special security forces are working hard to stop such kind of smuggling,” Mozammel Haque said.