Krishnagiri: District supply officials seized 280 bags of rice worth Rs.1.80 lakh meant for supply under the public distribution system, which was being smuggled in a lorry at Kaveripattinam near here on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, a team was conducting vehicle checks when they intercepted a lorry with 280 bags of rice from Attur. The lorry was going to Bangarapet with rice for sale and subsequent polishing in the open market. Two persons were arrested in this connection. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

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