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Seventeen Cobras are seized by a mobile court in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

17 Cobras seized, smuggler jailed

A mobile court today seized 17 Cobras in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka and sentenced a man to one year’s imprisonment for his attempt to smuggle those, agencies report.  Smuggler Babul, 28, was also fined Tk 50,000. In default, he will have to serve two months more in jail, said Major Nasiruddin Ahmed of Rapid Action Battalion-2. On information, the mobile court led by an executive magistrate raided a house at Ghatirchar around 1:00pm and seized the Cobras, the Rab official said.

Babul was trying to smuggle out the Cobras and its venom, he added.

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