Forest officials in a drive arrested two poachers along with 12 kg venison, four deer legs, a trap and a trawler from Dumuria canal in Sharankhola upazila of Sundarbans east zone on Thursday.
The arrestees are Hanif Mistri, 48, son of Wahab Mistri and Masum Mistri, 28, son of Hamid Mistri of Mathbaria upazila in Pirojpur district.
Mohammad Belayet Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sundarbans East Zone, said a patrol team of forest officials signaled a boat and a trawler to stop in the canal early in the morning.
Sensing danger, the criminals tried to flee the scene leaving behind the boat and the trawler.
Later, the forest officials arrested two poachers while three others managed to flee the scene.
They also recovered 12 kgs of venison, four deer legs, a trap of 30 feet, the trawler and the boat from the spot.
The five poachers were involved in poaching deer from Sundarbans.
A case was filed in this connection.