Barmatic Smuggling: The purpose was to smuggle it to Kolkata. Before that, the forest department foiled the purpose of the traffickers. The forest department recovered a truck full of barmatic teak wood from Rajganj in Jalpaiguri, the value of which is around Tk 30 lakh.
Barmatic Smuggling Of Rs 30 lakh In Truck
This quantity of Barmatic teak wood was recovered from the Karatoa area of National Highway No. 31 of Siliguri Jalpaiguri. Besides, one person has been arrested by the forest department in this incident.
The information about Barmatic wood smuggling was already with the forest department. Similarly, the forest staff of the Belakoba range of the Baikanthapur forest division was ready. A 14-wheeler lorry was seized from the Karatoa area of National Highway No. 31 of Siliguri Jalpaiguri on Sunday morning under the leadership of Range Ranger Sanjay Dutt. The top of the lorry was covered with a tarp. Seeing that, the forest workers became suspicious. A large quantity of barmatic teak wood is then extracted from the triple removal. The truck had Assam number plates. Initially assumed by the forest staff, these timbers were being brought from Assam. A large quantity of Burma teak wood logs was recovered after searching the vehicle.
In this incident, the driver of the car, Mohammad Ekhlas, has been arrested by the forest department. Initially, it was believed that these timbers were meant to be smuggled from Assam to Calcutta. The accused will be produced in court on Monday. The forest department and the police are trying to find out who is involved in this trafficking ring. It may be noted that a few days ago, a large quantity of barmatic wood was recovered from a lorry in Raiganj, North Dinajpur, worth Rs 50 lakh. The police and the forest department have become active in the recent rise in timber smuggling.
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