Coimbatore, July 04: A 12-member gang, engaged in
sandalwood felling has been arrested in Satyamangalam forest
area in erode district, during the operations carried out by
the forest officials.
On specific information that some people were involved
in smuggling of sandalwood and hunting animals, forest
officials carried out an operation, with the help of STF near
Thengumarada last evening, department sources said.
A 12-member gang, including eight women, were nabbed
during the operations, they said.
All the accused were brought and lodged in the central
prison here today, after being produced before the
Sathyamangalam judicial court, the sources added.