30 maunds Jatka seized from Dhaka-bound launches

Sun Online Desk

14th November, 2019 01:04:08 printer

30 maunds Jatka seized from Dhaka-bound launches

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive seized 30 maunds of Jatka (small hilsa ) from two launches in Bhola river under Barishal district on Wednesday night.

Lt. Wasim Akil Zakir, operations officer of Coast Guard South Zone, said acting on a tip-off, a team of Coast Guard from Bhola conducted drive and  seized 30 maunds of Jatka searching  Dhaka-bound launches ‘Tassif-4’ and ‘Farman-1’.

The fish traders, however, managed to flee the scene sensing the presence of the Coast Guard members. The seized Jatka were distributed among poor people and different local madrasas and orphanages in the district this morning, he added.

The value of the seized jatka was around Tk 12 lakh, the Coast Guard said.