KORAPUT: A sandalwood smuggler was arrested and 48 kg of sandalwood was seized from him by Sunabeda police on Friday January 17, 2020.
The smuggler has been identified as Sapan Kumar Chakraborty of DP Camp village under Sunabeda police limits. Based on the complaint by HAL Security Officer, the police had arrested Sapan Kumar Chakraborty for stealing a sandalwood tree from the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd township premises a few days back. But he was out on bail.
On Friday morning, he was transporting sandalwood to Koraput town on his two-wheeler when the Sunabeda police intercepted him. They found 12 kg of sandalwood from him at the spot and another 36 kg of sandalwood from his house. He was arrested and forwarded to court which remanded him in judicial custody.