Forest Department officials in a drive seized 30kg deer meat, eight legs of deer and two heads from two boats at Charakhali canal in Sundarbans east zone in Mongla upazila on Sunday.
Mohammad Belayet Hossain, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East zone, said a patrol team of the forest department gave signal to the two boats to stop in the morning.
But the boats ignored the signal and the forest officials caught them after a chase.
Later, they recovered 30kg of deer meat, eight legs and two heads from the boats.
They could not arrest anyone as the smugglers managed to flee.
Poaching of deer in Sundarbans is going on unabatedly and the Forest Department officials have arrested two poachers and seized 65kg deer meat during separate drives in Sundarbans in the last two months.
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