Teak wood laden pick-up van seized in Bolangir

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Bolangir: Forest officials on Saturday seized a teak wood laden pick-up van during a raid near Turekela under Kantabanji Forest Division in Bolangir district today.

Acting on reliable inputs about wood smuggling, Kantabanji Forest personnel intercepted a pick-up van on suspicion near Chhataranga on Belpara-Kanut road.

During the searching, the officials found teak wood logs inside the vehicle. On being asked, the driver failed to produce relevant documents following which he was arrested.

The persons involved in the illegal transportation of teak wood, however, managed to escape from the spot during the raid. Further investigation into the matter is underway, forest officials informed.

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