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    Over 1000 chickens buried in Satkhira

    Edit: it is in Bangla Desh.

    Our Correspondent, Satkhira

    Over 1000 broiler chickens smuggled from India were buried here yesterday on suspicion that they were affected by bird flu.

    Acting on a secret information, BDR Jawans recovered the chickens from Bharashimla village under Kaliganj upazila while being smuggled from India to Bangladesh in the early morning of January 17, BDR sources said.

    The smugglers managed to flee leaving the chickens, said ****alapur Nazimganj BDR Company Commander Subedar Mosharraf Hossain.

    The BDR and local administration took the decision to bury the smuggled chickens at a meeting held at Kaliganj upazila Nirbahi officer's office on Wednesday.

    When contacted, GM Nur Islam, president of the district poultry traders association, alleged that a group of smugglers are smuggling bird flu-affected chickens from India with the help of a section of unscrupulous law enforcers.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/2007/01/19/d70119061672.htm
    Last edited by Gert van der Hoek; January 18, 2007, 03:17 PM.
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