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In a drive today, the Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) of the Forest Department arrested a 22-year-old man from the Basabo neighborhood of the capital on suspicion that he sold wild birds online.
During the drive, 39 birds of different species and a squirrel cub were saved from Shakil Ahmed’s home in Basabo at around 12:30 p.m., said Nargis Sultana, an inspector with Dhaka’s Wildlife Crime Control Unit.
A team from the forest department and some police officers went to the Shakil house after getting a tip, an official told our Savar correspondent.
Shakil has been selling the birds online in the capital and the areas close to it for a long time. He bought them from poachers in Sylhet and Sunamganj and other places.
Nargis also said that a case was filed against him this afternoon at the Sabujbagh Police Station.