Kadapa: The police have been vigilant in Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts over increased number of red sanders smuggling. Early on Thursday, the police have seized 80 Red Sander logs worth Rs 30L at Bollivandlapalli of Sundupalli Mandal area in Kadapa district. The police carried out surprise check upon receiving authenticated information and seized the logs. More details are awaited.
It is evident that a lot of smuggling activities of Red Sandalwood have been taking place in Chittoor and Kadapa districts. These districts in Andhra Pradesh have turned the care of address for the sanders smuggling. Despite the fact the police and the forest department officials are vigilant, such untoward things have been happening over a period of time.
It is learnt that the smugglers are reportedly supported by the top rank politicians who in turn pressurize the officials also. Nellore and Chittoor districts have become the vital districts for Red Sandalwood smuggling. In the last two months only, many such cases have been revealed.