Teak worth Rs 1 crore seized, two arrested in Bengal


PTI, Jan 28, 2023, 11:23 AM IST

Two persons were arrested and a 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 the 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.

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