Forest officials seized 15 red sanders
Chennai: The Forest department on Monday seized 15 red sanders logs along with a load of the timber?s chips and beams from a godown in Ayyappanthangal.
The logs weighed 619 kilograms and the value of the seized material is around Rs. 3.71 lakh. Forest officials raided the godown in the presence of revenue officials, residents and policemen from SRMC station. The godown was used by a person suspected of being involved in a red sanders smuggling case. He had not renewed his licence to store logs for the past two years. ?Notices were sent to him in March 2015 but he remains absconding and the godown is locked,? said Tambaram Range Officer.