District administrations have asked all law-enforcement agencies especially Border Guard Bangladesh to check smuggling out of raw hides of sacrificial animals through the borders in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Joypurhat.
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 were pledged bound to prevent hide smuggling. The government has given instructions in this regard.
BGB official said all the border outposts had 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 were given also to check hide smuggling.
Asaduzzaman Asad, district unit president of Hide Traders Association, said a syndicate was 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.
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