Police seized 17 bullock carts that were used for illicit sand mining in the district on Friday.

Eleven bullock carts, all carrying illegally quarried sand from the Tamirabharani, were seized by the Palayamkottai police. They also arrested S. Selvam (46), S. Andrews alias Aandaperumal (41), N. Kittu (36), Muthukrishnan (39) and M. Poolraj (31), all from Thimmarajapuram, S. Pandi (51) of Kottur, M. Madasamy (30) and K. Kamaraj (45), both from Padappaikurichi, for illicit sand quarrying.

In another incident, Sivagiri police seized six bullock carts involved in illegal sand mining at Kombaiyaaru near Sivagiri on Friday and registered case against six persons.