Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese cattle and buffalos are being brought to Bangladesh from Burma by a group of cattle traders from Burma and Bangladesh recently, Nurul Islam, a local trader from Teknaf said.
Burmese livestock entry port of Sharpuridip
Mostly cattle are entered to Bangladesh after paying taxes to Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) through Shapuridip livestock entry port, Nurul said.
According to cattle traders, the cattle are coming from Akyab (Sittwee), Mrohaung, Kyauktaw, Kyaukpru, Maybone, Pauktaw and south parts of Arakan State, Burma. The cattle traders – Mogh – bring cattle and buffalos to Bangladesh from Burma with hope to sell high prices as Eid-ul-Azah (Muslim festival of the sacrifice) is coming soon.
“We buy cattle with low-price from our partners who live in Burma and we keep the cattle till next coming Eid-ul-Azah to sell cattle with high-price in the local markets of Bangladesh, Bashir Ahmed , a cattle traders from Teknaf said.
When asked a trader of Burma, he said, “If more cattle and buffalos will bring to Bangladesh from Burma, the price of domestic animals will increase in the markets of Burma and the Rohingya community will face shortage of cattle and price will also high for scarifying.
Besides, some cattle and buffalos are being smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma through the entry points of Naikonchari and Gumdum by groups of cattle smuggling syndicates, according to local sources.