September 19, 2021, 5:28 pm
Tahjibul Anam, Cox’s Bazar: A special patrol team of Cox’s Bazar North Forest Department has arrested a man while transporting furniture in a cargo truck in Cox’s Bazar. The furniture-laden cargo vehicle was seized from the Banglabazar area of Jhilangja Union in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday (June 12) morning.
It is learned that on the way to Cox’s Bazar on the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway, various types of furniture were seized. The estimated value of which may be 3 lakh rupees, according to forest department sources. Cox’s Bazar Sadar Range Officer AKM Ata Elahi led the operation.
Range officials said that on the basis of secret information, a car carrying van carrying illegal furniture was coming towards Cox’s Bazar on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway. However, it was not possible to detain anyone. Sensing our presence, the driver left the car and fled. Md. Tahidul Islam, Divisional Forest Officer, Cox’s Bazar North Forest Department, said, “Our operation against illegal timber smugglers will continue.” Those involved in this timber smuggling will be found out and brought under the law.