Food Cell police seized 9.3 tonnes of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice being smuggled in a lorry on Friday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Inspector Asokan conducted vehicle-check at Senkundram on Gudiyatham-Palamaner Road. It found 180 bags of PDS rice being smuggled in a lorry. The vehicle was on its way to Andhra Pradesh. Police seized all the rice and arrested two persons, including driver Saravanan. – Staff Reporter