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Friday, December 29, 2006

Red Sanders worth Rs 72 lakh seized in Tuticorin

The Tuticorin Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 501 logs of red sanders, which are valued at approximately Rs.72 lakh in the International Market on December 28th.

Dr P Babu, The Additional Director General, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said that the wood, weighing 14.34 tonnes, was found at a container freight station, Thoothukudi.

According to the export documents, 400 bags of aluminium sulphate were to be exported to Malaysia in the name of a Thoothukudi-based company through the seaport.
An examination of the container revealed that it was stuffed with red sander logs and not aluminium sulphate.Further investigations are under progress.

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