A woman has been arrested in Kovilpatti on Sunday evening on charge ofhoarding a huge quantity of rice meant for public distribution system at her residence. It was revealed when a team of police carried out a surprise raid at Gandhi Nagar in Kovilpati based on a tip-off. As many as 129 rice bags were seized from different places. According to Kovilpatti West police, Valliammal (35), wife of Subbiah (37), was arrested.

While 121 bags of rice were seized at her house, eight bags had been confiscated from one Chelladurai's house nearby.

Each bag contained 50 kg of rice.

The police are searching for others involved in the crime.

A case against Subbiah, who is absconding, has been registered.