18 tonnes of red sanders worth Rs 9cr seized

  • | Saturday | 30th March, 2019

The driver had escaped after he became aware of the checks.The container had 11.16 metric tonnes of red sanders worth Rs 5.57 crore. Around 7.34 metric tonnes of red sanders worth Rs 3.6 crore was recovered.The godown owner told Customs that the vacant land was leased out to a person from Kancheepuram who had constructed the shed. But the address given in the lease agreement was found to be fake, Customs said.Red sanders are classified as endangered under IUCN Red list. Inside the godown, goods were kept under tarpaulin and husk sacks. The staff of the liner has been arrested, an official said.In a follow up action, the Customs officials zeroed in on the secluded godown where the goods were loaded, near Kundrathur.

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