Chennai: Police have seized 1.5 tonnes of red sanders near Tiruttani. They said the red sanders were being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Vellore.
According to police, DSP Maniazhagan, who took charge yesterday, received a tip-off that red sanders were being smuggled. Following this, he and other police personnel were involved in checks on vehicles.
At that time, a van was proceeding near Pallipet Main Road. On seeing the police, those inside the vehicle stopped it and ran away. When the police personnel checked the van, they found red sanders in it. A dragnet has been spread for the missing persons.