Mangaluru, May 26, 2023: Police who acted on a tip off raided an illegal sand extraction site on the Netravathi river banks at Faisalnagar during the wee hours of May 25, Thursday. Ten lorry loads of sand and a JCB vehicle have been seized. The value of the seized goods is estimated at Rs 3.70 lakhs.
The driver of the JCB escaped from the spot as soon as he spotted the police. Police also found sand stocked at a vacant land 500 meters away from the spot.
Further investigations are underway.