Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-8 seized 4,800kgs of jatka (hilsa less than 10 inches) from a Dhaka-bound bus early yesterday.
The bus of Bepari Paribahan which started from Patuakhali tried to speed away ignoring the signal of Rab-8 officials at Dapdapia check post in Barisal city. The driver and other staff managed to flee leaving behind the hilsa fries and passengers in the bus, said Rab sources.
Earlier on Monday, law enforcers on Monday seized 1,200kgs of jatka (hilsa less than 10 inches) in separate drives in Barisal.
Barisal Airport police seized a truck with 400kgs of jatka in Barisal city. A mobile court sentenced two fish traders, transporting the hilsa fries by the truck, to one-year imprisonment each. Meanwhile, coastguards seized 600kgs of jatka at Galachipa and Rangabali in Patuakhali. At Dudhal launch ghat of Hijla upazila, the team seized 200kgs of jatka.