73 red sanders logs seized; 9 held in separate incidents

73 red sanders logs seized; 9 held in separate incidents

THE HANS INDIA |   Sep 12,2017 , 11:03 PM IST

The police presented red sanders smugglers and logs before the media at Pakala police station in Chittoor on Tuesday
The police presented red sanders smugglers and logs before the media at Pakala police station in Chittoor on Tuesday
The police presented red sanders smugglers and logs before the media at Pakala police station in Chittoor on Tuesday

 Tirupati: In separate incidents, the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) team and district police arrested 9 red sanders smugglers and seized 73 red sanders logs and three vehicles from them on Tuesday. The task force and police teams chased a four-wheeler and caught the vehicle with 11 red sanders logs under the limits of the Gajulamandyam Circle and nabbed two Tamil Nadu smugglers. 

In another incident, the task force and police personnel stopped a four-wheeler forcibly on Daminedu highway and seized 60 red sanders logs but the driver managed to escape from the scene. In the third incident, the police arrested seven smugglers and seized two logs and an auto-rickshaw from them. Pakala CI Ramalingaiah said that police caught seven smugglers red-handed on Nedragunta and Penumuru road in the early hours of Tuesday. The police registered a case and send smugglers to 
remand.

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