The sleuths of flying squad division, Tirupati, seized 92 red sander logs weighing 2.5 tonnes at Pannangadam village in Tada mandal of the adjoining Nellore district.
On a tip-off received by the Divisional Forest Officer (flying squad) G.N. Pavan Kumar Rao, the sleuths raided the spot and found the logs dumped in a water stream, while the accused managed to escape.
The logs were brought to the squad office in Tirupati. Forest Range Officer R. Narayana and beat officers S. Secundar, G. Reddeppa and T. Ramamurthy were part of the operation.