Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) South Zone BCG Station Hizla in Barishal seized 13.50 lakh shrimp fry by conducting a drive on the Meghna River near Dulkhola and Boheshpotti area on Thursday.
During the drive, they also seized an engine-run wooden boat from the area, said a press release.
Sensing the presence of BCG members, smugglers fled the scene and no one could be arrested in this connection.
Later, the seized shrimp fry were released in the river and the boat was handed over to the local fisheries department.
It is mentionable that the BCG is working for controlling law and order in the areas under its jurisdiction. Besides, they are also active in controlling robbery, drug smuggling and illegal fishing.