Highest alert along Rajshahi frontier to check hide smuggling

RAJSHAHI, District administrations have asked all law

enforcement agencies especially the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to check

smuggling out of raw hides of sacrificial animals through the borders in

Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Joypurhat districts.

The BGB local authorities have also instructed all the border outposts to

remain on highest alert along the frontiers so that not a single hide is

smuggled out from the country.

District Administrator Hamidul Haque said all the line departments are

pledged bound to prevent hide smuggling. The government has given

instructions in this regard.

BGB official said all the border outposts have been kept on highest alert

to prevent hide smuggling.

Besides, all the highway checkposts will enhance their vigilance in this

regard. Instruction for seizing the hideladen trucks from one district to

another has been given to all the checkpoints.

Commissioner of Rajshahi Division NurUrRahman said specific instructions

from the Ministry of Home and Commerce are given also to check hide

smuggling.

Asaduzzaman Asad, district unit president of Hide Traders Association, said

a syndicate is active to smuggle out hide of sacrificial animal through the

local border.

He urged all the authorities concerned to take strict measures for checking

hide smuggling.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)