Teak worth Rs 1 crore seized, two arrested in Bengal

NewsDrum Desk
28 Jan 2023

Jalpaiguri (WB), Jan 28 (PTI) Two persons were arrested and teak worth Rs 1 crore was seized from their possession in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, a forest official said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, Baikunthapur Forest Division personnel intercepted a container and a trailer in Panikouri area late on Friday and found the vehicles to be loaded with Burma teak, he said.

The teak, worth Rs 1 crore, was being smuggled to Kolkata from Guwahati, the official said, adding the arrested persons are residents of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. PTI COR ACD ACD

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