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The Customs officials at Madurai airport seized seven red sanders from three smugglers bound for Colombo on a Mihin Lanka flight at 4.20 pm on Sunday.

The red sanders which were seized at the Madurai airport on Saturday
According to A.S. Meenalochani, Joint Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, the logs weighing 77.6 kg and worth Rs. 8 lakh in the international market were hidden under cricket pads inside three kit bags. Investigations revealed that the consignment originated from Chennai and was bound for Hong Kong through Colombo.

“These are prohibited items which cannot be exported to any foreign country under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Foreign Trade Act,” she said.

She also said that the Customs officils at the Madurai airport have been successful in preventing serious offences such as this under the guidance of their Commissioner S. Faheem Ahmed.

Though the Customs officials refused to disclose the names of the three smugglers, local policemen identified them to be Nawaz (24) of Ilaynakudi Pudur in Ramanathapuram district, Sheikh Dawood (36) of Triplicane in Chennai and Basheer Ahmed (31) of Chekpauk in Chennai.

This is the first time that Customs officials in Madurai have seized red sanders. On earlier occasions, they had prevented smuggling of a narcotic drug amphetamine, and gold biscuits. (The Hindu)

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  • Gon Banda Monday, 02 December 2013 06:54 AM

    What the heck are red sanders?

    RohanR Monday, 02 December 2013 08:08 AM

    Shock... horror.... No, not about the red sanders, but about the fact that Mihin Lanka still flies!!!

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 02 December 2013 10:13 AM

    Its a tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dye wood.


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