Law enforcers yesterday seized 1.2 tonnes of jatka (hilsa less than 10 inches) in Barisal yesterday.
Barisal Airport police seized a truck with 400kg of jatka in Barisal city. A mobile court sentenced two fish traders, who were transporting the hilsa fries by the truck, to one year's imprisonment each.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Coast Guard seized 600kg of jatka in Galachipa and Rangabali areas in Patuakhali. In another drive in Dudhal launch ghat area of Hijla upazila, the team seized 200kg of jatka.
All the fish fries were distributed among local orphanages and madrasas.