Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 100 turtles of rare species worth Tk800,000 from Putkhali border in Benapole on Sunday.
A team of the force, on a tip-off, conducted a drive in the area in the morning and seized the turtles, said commanding officer of BGB battalion 21 Lt. Col. Abdur Rahim.
However, the smugglers fled the scene sensing the presence of BGB members, he added.
The turtles were handed over to Jessore Forest Department, according to UNB. - Idrak