Wildlife to be protected, traffickers tired: Minister
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 12, 2012 08:30 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 12 (UNB) - Wildlife will be protected and those involved with wildlife trafficking will be arrested and tried under the law of the land. International racket of wildlife traffickers were involved with the abortive attempt to smuggle three cubs of Royal Bengal Tiger out of the country. Steps have been taken to nab linchpins of the wildlife traffickers` ring which captured the three tiger cubs from Sundarbans recently and were smuggling those out of the country on Monday. Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told journalists while speaking at a press conference at his Secretariat office on Tuesday afternoon. ``The government is firm to preserve and protect wildlife including tiger and because of this the three tiger cubs of Sundarbans were rescued from capital`s Shyamoli and two members of the traffickers gang were arrested``, the Minister said in reply to a question. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on secret information, raided a house in Shyamoli and rescued three tiger cubs captured from Sundarbans by traffickers, arresting two people in this connection on Monday. Replying to another query by this correspondent he said inquiry is going on into the attempt to smuggle the three tiger cubs, affirming ``Whoever is involved with the attempt will be tracked down and brought to justice``.
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