Kurigram Correspondent: Local people seized 50 bags of urea fertilizer during smuggling in Chilmari of Kurigram. Locals seized a pickup van full of sacks of fertilizer from the road in Kharkaria Telipara area of Ramna Model Union of the upazila while it was being smuggled from the upazila headquarters to the neighboring Gaibandha district's Sundarganj upazila on Monday night. Locals said that urea fertilizer was being smuggled to neighboring Sundarganj upazila for sale at higher prices. Around 9 pm on Monday night, a pickup filled with 50 sacks of fertilizer at Kharkaria Telipara area of Ramna Union. Locals intercepted the pickup on the way. At that time, the driver did not show the fertilizer purchase memo and the buyer's name was not revealed, so the locals informed the upazila agriculture officer and the local administration. No one claimed ownership of the fertilizer at the spot. When the upazila agriculture officer went to the spot, the locals started clamoring to distribute fertilizer among them. Later the police station The pickup loaded with fertilizer was impounded at Chilmari police station. Local Chakku Mia, Ershadul Haque, Abdus Salam, Mokched Ali and many others said that every day the fertilizer goes to Sundarganj by boat on this route to sell urea fertilizer at a higher price. Dealers sell a sack worth Tk 1,100 for Tk 14/15. Anwar Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Asadul Haque and many others said that land After planting, we are not able to fertilize the land, when we go to the dealer's house to get urea, we are told that there is no fertilizer. Sometimes waste fertilizer should be taken. Upazila Agriculture Officer Pranoy Bishan Das said, after receiving the information, the smuggled fertilizer was seized and taken to the police station in the dark of night. Since there is no owner of fertilizer, the money received from the sale of fertilizer will be deposited in the government treasury as per government rules. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chilmari Model Police Station, Md. Atiqur Rahman said, the smuggled fertilizer has been seized by the agriculture officer and kept in police custody. We will provide legal assistance in whatever process he goes through. Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) in this regard. Mahbubur Rahman said that the money obtained by selling the seized urea fertilizer among the locals at a fair price will be deposited in the government treasury.