DRI seizes Red Sandalwood worth crores at NMPT

11:29 PM, Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Red-SandalwoodMangalore: The officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Mangalore seized 14 tonnes of Red Sandalwood at New Mangalore Port on August 20, Wednesday.

It is learnt that, the Red Sandalwood has been seized from a container transported by a Bangalore-based firm to Dubai via Colombo port in Sri Lanka.

Acting on the tip off, DRI officials seized container was actually being used to smuggle red sandalwood to Dubai before it could reach Colombo, who later brought back the container from Colombo after contacting shipping line agency.

More details in this regard are awaited.


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