Indian sandalwood worth Tk 1.56cr seized in Jashore

Published : 11 Nov 2020 07:20 PM

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members seized a truck laden with Indian sandalwood worth Tk. 1.5 crore from Navaran Satkhira intersection at Sharsha upazila of Jashore district early on Wednesday. 

Lt Colonel Selim Reza, Commanding Officer of 49 BGB, said that a large quantity of Indian sandalwood was smuggled from Satkhira to Dhaka by truck.

A covered van (Dhaka Metro A-14-0563) was seized at Navaran Satkhira area of the upazila after receiving such secret information.

Later, the covered van was searched and sandalwood weighing 1 ton 40 kg was seized.

The BGB said the value of the seized sandalwood was worth Tk 1.56 crore.  No body was arrested in this connection. 

 A case has been registered at Sharsha police station in this regard.