Sandalwood smugglers held in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon, May 2 (IANS) Two sandalwood smugglers from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were arrested here on Monday and over 1.5 quintals of red sandalwood was seized from them, police said on Monday.

Krishnan, 39, who hails from Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, and Sudhakar, 34, from Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, were arrested from near Gurgaon’s Ullawas village.

Acting on a tip, a police crime branch unit led by Vikas Kaushik stopped a truck bearing a Tamil Nadu number plate, and arrested the two, police said.

A total of 1,540 kg of sandalwood was seized from the truck.

–IANS

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