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Andhra Pradesh: Three held for smuggling red sandalwood

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Three persons were arrested after the Pathapatnam police seized red sandalwood weighing around 200 kgs from a vehicle near Kosamala village here.

The accused have been identified as Srinivas Rao, Sheik Salim and Ketan Pani.

Four logs of 'A' grade red sandalwood weighing almost 200 kgs were being smuggled in a vehicle which was passing from Lavanyakota area in AOB region, police said.

"The vehicle was on its way to Visakhapatnam but was caught near Mahendra river between Kosamala and Meliaputti villages. The accused said that the red sandalwood was supposed to be sent to Delhi," circle inspector Ravi Prasad said.

A case has been registered in this matter and an investigation is underway.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 05:49 IST