Cashew nut theft racket busted in Koraput, five held

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Koraput: Police on Monday have arrested five members of a gang for their involvement in cashew nut theft racket in Koraput district.

According to sources, the gang had stolen over three tons of cashew nuts from a cashew processing unit at Ghasarada area under Baipariguda police limits in the district on December 16, 2018. Later, the gang allegedly sold the raw cashews to several traders in Jeypore.

Acting on the complaint, cops initiated a probe and apprehended the five persons. However, five other members of the gang are still on the run, police said.

Though no cases were registered against the businessmen who had purchased the stuff, police have interrogated them and recorded their statements in this connection.

While the arrested persons are in police custody, efforts to nab the other five members are on, police sources said.

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