Detectives in a drive arrested six people along with a tiger skin in Koyra upazila of Khulna last night.
The arrestees were identified as Abul Kalam, 44, Sohrab, 42, Abdur Rab, 63, Jamal, 33, Masum Billah, 29, and Golam Rabbani, 24. They are all from Koyra.
Tipped off, a team of Detective Branch of police raided the house of Abul Kalam at Chakratala village around 8.00pm and arrested the six along with the tiger skin, said Akkas Ali, officer-in-charge of Khulna Detective Branch.
Police also recovered a pipe gun and three bullets from the house.
The arrestees were taking preparation to smuggle the tiger skin out of the country via capital Dhaka, said Akkas Ali.
The market value of the tiger skin would be Tk 18 lakh to Tk 20 lakh, he added.
A case was filed in this connection.