Six arrested, 30 tons of red sanders seized in TN

Six persons were arrested and about 30 tons of red sanders, meant to be smuggled to Kerala, were on Monday seized from a godown near Pollachi in the district, police said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

Coimbatore: Six persons were arrested and about 30 tons of red sanders, meant to be smuggled to Kerala, were on Monday seized from a godown near Pollachi in the district, police said.

Police raided the godown on the Pollachi-Coimbatore road on a tip off and seized the sanders, which had been brought from Andhra Pradesh.

A lorry kept for transporting the wood was also impounded.

The exact value of the seized sanders was yet to be ascertained, police said.
PTI