BGB will hold a press conference later in the day to officially announce what weapons have been recovered in the latest raid
Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have recovered 16 military-grade rocket shells after conducting an operation at Satchari National Park in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj, sources said.
The latest raid at the park, covering 243 hectares of land, took off on early hours of Wednesday following a tip-off and continued till the morning.
According to BGB sources, a BGB team launched the operation and found weapons buried under the ground in the deep forest.
BGB will hold a press conference later in the day to officially announce what weapons have been recovered in the latest raid.
Since 2014, law enforcement agencies have recovered several military-grade weapons, including rocket launchers and artillery shells, and other arms and ammunition from the national park, also a popular tourist site, after conducting several raids.
From June 1 to September 17, 2014, the Rapid Action Battalion recovered 334 artillery shells, 298 rocket chargers, a rocket launcher, 16 machine guns, a machine gun, six SLRs, an auto rifle, five machine guns and an extra empty barrel during a three-phase operation.
A huge cache of ammunition were also recovered from the forest at that time.
On October 17, 2014, three machine guns, four barrels, eight magazines, eight belts with a capacity of 250 bullets and a high-power radio was recovered from the deep forest of the park.
A total of 9,454 rounds of bullets, including 8,360 rounds of SMG and LMG, 152 rounds of 303 rifle, 518 rounds for small arms and 425 rounds for machine gun were recovered on October 18 at noon.
On February 2, 2016, 10 high explosive 40mm anti-tank rockets were recovered during an operation in at the national park.
On November 24, 2019, several explosives, including shells of 13 rocket launchers, were recovered from Satchhari National Park.