Two police constables on patrolling duty seized red sander logs worth Rs. 40 lakh being smuggled in a DCM van after chasing it at Shabad in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district after midnight on Monday.

The policemen were patrolling the Shadnagar-Shabad highway when they saw the DCM van zooming past. They grew suspicious as the vehicle was being driven at high speed and did not stop despite being signalled to do so . The duo chased the van for a few kilometres, but the two persons inside the vehicle ran away after abandoning the vehicle near Sardarnagar of Shabad.