Highest alert along Rajshahi frontier to check hide smuggling

District administrations have asked all law- enforcement agencies especially the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to check
smuggling out of raw hides of sacrificial animals through the borders inRajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Joypurhat districts.
The BGB local authorities have also instructed all the border outposts to remain on highest alert along the frontiers so that not a single hide is smuggled out from the country.
District Administrator Hamidul Haque said all the line departments are pledged bound to prevent hide smuggling. The government has given instructions in this regard.
BGB official said all the border outposts have been kept on highest alert to prevent hide smuggling.
Besides, all the highway check-posts will enhance their vigilance in this regard. Instruction for seizing the hide-laden trucks from one district to another has been given to all the checkpoints.
Commissioner of Rajshahi Division Nur-Ur-Rahman said specific instructions from the Ministry of Home and Commerce are given also to check hide smuggling.
Asaduzzaman Asad, district unit president of Hide Traders Association, said a syndicate is active to smuggle out hide of sacrificial animal through the local border.
He urged all the authorities concerned to take strict measures for checking hide smuggling, reports BSS from Rajshahi.