A flying squad comprising officials of Revenue Department and Civil Supplies CID wing seized sugar that was reportedly smuggled from a public distribution system outlet at Rayapuram in the city on Monday.

Inspector V. Balamurugan of Civil Supplies CID wing said that Uma Maheswaran (49), ration shop supervisor, and Ramajayam (39), who was taking 100 kg of sugar on his two-wheeler to his grocery at Karuvampalayam for retail sale, were arrested. They were remanded to judicial custody under Essential Commodities Act.

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