120 maunds jatka seized in Dhaleswary river

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Category : Mirkadim, Muktarpur

Members of Coast Guard and fisheries directorate in a joint drive seized 120 maumds jatka (hilsa fry) from three passengers launches in Dhaleswary river near Muktapur in Sadar upazila today (Monday).

Coast Guard CPO Shafiul Islam said being tipped-off, they conducted the drive in the river and recovered the hilsa fries from three Dhaka-bound launches – MV Bagerhat-1, MV Koko-1 and MV-Juboraj-1 – early in the morning.

However, they could not arrest the owners of the seized jatka.

Later, senior upazila fisheries official Marzina Begum sold the fries for Tk 2.16 lakh at auction at Kathpotti launch ghat here.

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