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Sunday, April 21 2024

Two held for smuggling red sanders

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Bengaluru: The Kadugodi police have arrested two men — Syed Firoz and Syed Yarab — residents of Islampura in Bengaluru east for being part of the notorious Saddan gang that smuggle red sanders. The police recovered more than 9,000 kg of logs from them.

According to the police, Saddan and his men got information that a rival gang was smuggling red sanders from Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu via Bengaluru.

The Saddan gang intercepted the truck on the outskirts of the city, attacked the men transporting the cargo and hijacked the truck.

The rival gang was alerted about the attack. They rushed reinforcements to the spot and went in pursuit of the hijackers. The two gangs began fighting for the logs of wood.

A few villagers alerted the police control room when the two gangs fighting for the logs. Kadugodi police rushed to the spot. Seeing them, members of both gangs fled, but the police managed to nab Firoz and Yarab and also seized the truck.

“Inquiries revealed that smugglers store stolen red sanders in a godown on the outskirts of the city before transporting it to Tamil Nadu,” said a police officer.

The police are on the lookout for the gangsters who escaped from the spot.

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