Red sanders logs worth Rs. 3-cr. seized, 2 held

Updated - April 01, 2016 05:46 am IST

Published - April 01, 2016 12:00 am IST - KURNOOL:

A police combing party detected a red sanders dump in Vagetikona forest area in Railway Kodur mandal of Kadapa District on Thursday and seized 105 logs weighing three tonnes and valued at about Rs.3 crore in the international market, Kadapa Superintendent of Police Navin Gulati said on Thursday.

A police combing party spotted red sanders smugglers and attempted to arrest them, but they tried to escape by pelting stones at the police party, Mr. Gulati said.

However, the combing party nabbed two smugglers after a hot chase, he added.

Hunt launched

A hunt was launched to nab the fugitives, the SP said.

The red sanders logs were seized when the smugglers were trying to transport them, he added.

Meanwhile, the police seized red sanders logs valued at Rs.20 lakh during vehicle checking on Badvel bypass road in Kadapa District on Thursday.

Police arrested three persons and seized a mini-van used to transport the logs.

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