The raids were carried out yesterday morning.
A team headed by Pusad Sub-Divisional Officer Nitinkumar Hingole conducted raids at Watkhed I and Watkhed II sand dunes and found that a large quantity of sand was being smuggled out from the two sites.
The team seized 42 vehicles including a JCB and 38 trucks at Watkhed I and six vehicles from Watkhed II site.
The sand mafia managed to flee with six trucks and a tractor, an official said.
Police have registered cases under the IPC, Environment Protection Act and Maharashtra Land Revenue Code.
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