India: Anti-smuggling task force seized red sanders logs near Tirupati on Friday morning.
According to task force DSP Venkataiah, RSI Vasu, Suresh and Jani Basha teams acted on specific information and were conducting combing operations in the Seshachalam forests near SV Zoo park road since Thursday night.
They spotted a group of red sanders smugglers loading logs onto a mini truck at around 4am on Friday morning near SV Nagar burial grounds at Perumallapalli village. Before they could round them up, the smugglers managed to escape by abandoning the truck and the logs behind.
After inspecting the truck, task force sleuths seized 49 red sanders logs weighing nearly 1.5 tonnes.
A case has been registered by the task force sleuths who have laid a hunt to nab the smugglers who are holed up inside the Seshachalam forests.
(Source: The Times of India)