Red sandalwood seized in Balurghat

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The sandalwood seized from Balurghat, picture by Biswadip Nandy

By Santanu Ghosh and Biswadip Nandy

The sandalwood seized from Balurghat, picture by Biswadip Nandy

Balurghat, September 23: Police on Friday afternoon raided a transport office in Biswaspara area of the city after receiving a tip-off. Sources said that two sacks of red sandalwood weighing around 56 kg of red sandal wood in 52 were seized during the raid . According to police, the market value of the recovered red sandal wood is approximately rupees three lakh. Police could not detain or arrest anyone in this incident. DSP (headquarters)Somenath Jha said that based on particular information regarding smuggling of sandalwood a contingent of sandalwood was confiscated from Biswaspara area in Balurghat. Investigation is underway.

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