Eight tonnes of

PDS rice seized

The police arrested a group of eight persons on Thursday and seized eight tonne of public distribution system rice which they tried to smuggle into Kerala in a lorry.

According to sources, a police team intercepted a lorry at Kottar here and arrested Saravanan (22) of Thellanthi, Jegan (23) of the same area, Sualaiyandi (28) of Azagiyapandipuram and others and seized a van, used as the escort of the lorry.

The police have registered a case and are further investigating.

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