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Three arrested for smuggling sandalwood

Three arrested for smuggling sandalwood

TIRUPATI: Three men were arrested in V Kota mandal of Chittoor for smuggling sandalwood. Cops recovered logs weighing 62kg from them.
According to circle inspector C Yatheendra, the accused were identified as Faruq, 40, a resident of V Kota and Siva (27) and Surendra (24), both residents of Nadimantram village in this mandal. Acting on credible information, cops arrested Siva and Surendra near Ambedkar Circle. The duo was found to be carrying white sandalwood weighing around 21kg. It was found that they had come to sell the logs to Faruq of V Kota. Later, Faruq was arrested and 41kg sandalwood was recovered from his possession. A case has been registered in this matter.