Illegally felled sundari logs seized
Members of Bangladesh Coastguard recovered around a hundred illegally felled valuable sundari logs in Nesarabad upazila under the district on Saturday.
Tipped off, a team of coastguard from Kawkhali camp in the district raided a trawler anchored on the bank of Boninag canal linked with the Sandhya River in Nesarabad upazila around 12:30pm, seized the logs there and took it to Kawkhali in the evening, coastguard sources said.
“Thieves kept these logs for sale. As no one was found in the trawler, we could not arrest anyone in this connection. We have informed the forest department for measuring the logs,” said Md Abul Hossain, chief petty officer of coastguard in Kawkhali.
A section of people often illegally fell sundari trees in the Sundarbans and bring those to Nesarabad upazila that sees large-scale sale of logs.
Setting surveillance teams in the Baleshwar River and near Majher Char in Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur is essential to save valuable trees in the Sundarbans, said a forest official.