Mangaluru, Jan 10, 2020: A police team led by Panambur Sub-Division ACP Belliappa has busted a racket of red sanders smuggling from Andhra Pradesh to Thailand with the arrest of five persons. Meanwhile, the prime accused Pradeep of Bengaluru is absconding and police have launched a search for him.
Two of those arrested are Tabreez and Lohith of Ullal. Police have seized four ton red sanders worth Rs 2 crore from them.
The red sanders was stored at a godown in Baikampady after transporting it from Andhra Pradesh in a container truck. All the five arrested have been accused of abetting smuggling.
Further investigations are underway.