Red sandalwood logs worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor; 15 arrested

Chittoor Police arrested 15 interstate smugglers and seized 71 red sandalwood logs worth over Rs 1 crore. The logs were being smuggled in an ambulance from Tirupati to Tamil Nadu.

advertisement
The red sandalwood logs seized by the Chittoor Police in Andhra Pradesh.
The red sandalwood logs seized by the Chittoor Police in Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor Rurual Police seized 71 logs of red sandalwood worth over Rs 1 crore. They also arrested 15 interstate smugglers.

According to Superintendent of Police, Rishant Reddy’s instructions, the Chittoor Rural Police were checking vehicles along the Chittoor-Velur road, where they stopped an ambulance and found red sandalwood logs inside.

The smugglers were also transporting a few logs in a minivan. The logs were hidden under water cans.

The smugglers had cut the logs from the Seshachalam forest in Tirupati. They were transporting the logs to Tamil Nadu when they were nabbed by the police.