Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Konni police have seized 2,350 kg of rice found in the depot of a ration wholesale dealer in Konni on Monday.

Three persons, including the licencee, Ponnama Varghese, 57; have

been arrested following a joint raid by the police and Civil Supplies department authorities. The raid was following a telephonic tip-off received by Konni Sub Inspector P. Sreekumar on the alleged smuggling of 100 bags of rice from the ration depot situated on Konni-Chandanapally road in the morning. Though the SI rushed to the spot, the lorry carrying the smuggled rice had reportedly left for Changanacherry. The licence of the depot has been suspended.