KATTAPPANA: Forest officials from Marayoor have arrested a four-member gang engaged in sandalwood smuggling at Tripunithura in Ernakulam district and arrested another one from Marayoor, who provided sandalwood to the gang.

The arrested are Thrissur residents Vaderiyattil Ramdas, 35, Muttath M.P. Jose, 32, Kunnummekkara Shijin, 26, and Kottappurathu Ranjith,30. Manoj, 35, who supplied the sandalwood to the gang was arrested from Pattom Colony, Marayoor.

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