Forest officials seized tiger skin and 237 kg of sandalwood in separate incidents at Udumalpet on Thursday evening.
District Forest Officer K. Rajkumar told TheHindu that the officials intercepted a motorbike on the Udumalpet-Palladam road and seized the tiger skin from three persons. Based on the information given by them, three of their accomplices were arrested from nearby areas.
The sandalwood was seized from a car at Thirumoorthy Hills near Udumalpet. The officials chased the vehicle after the driver failed to stop for inspection. The occupants escaped after abandoning the vehicle near a valley. — Staff Reporter