Andhra forest officials seize 534 sandalwood logs

Forest officials have seized around 534 red sanders (sandalwood) logs in four separate incidents in Kadapa district on Thursday.

Updated: Mar 21, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

Kadapa: Forest officials have seized around 534 red sanders (sandalwood) logs in four separate incidents in Kadapa district on Thursday.

Based on a tip-off, a lorry loaded with 154 red sanders logs was seized near Desettipalli forest checkpost, a forest ranger said.
In another incident, forest officials seized 120 red sanders logs near Gunjana South checkpost.

Another team of forest officials also found found 110 logs in a banana plantation, besides an additional 150 logs in a nearby farm.
The total value of the 534 logs seized is worth more than Rs 1 crore.

PTI