Poachers held with four deer heads in Bangladesh

July 19th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh’s Bagerhat district arrested three people Tuesday after four deer heads and 60 kg of deer meat were seized from them, the Daily Star reported.

The arrested men reportedly admitted their involvement in deer-poaching as also in trading of tiger skins.

Following a tip-off, police nabbed the poachers near Darogabari canal when their trawler anchored there, said Abdul Karim, a police official.

During interrogation, the poachers said they had gone to the Sundarbans three days ago and hunted four deer.

Sensing police presence, at least three other associates on board the trawler escaped, Karim added.

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