Tirupati, Nov 16 (PTI) About 15 tones of red sanders was seized and three smugglers from Tamil Nadu were arrested, police said here today.

On a tip off, a special team of police from here raided a red sanders godown in Tiruvallur in Tamil Nadu and seized 595 logs of sanders weighing about 15 tones, worth several crores of rupees, and the three were arrested, police said.

The arrested included the owner of the godown and his son Tirupati urban Superintendent of police Abhishek Mohanty told media persons here.

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