The Two Town Police have seized a container truck, loaded with red sanders late on Wednesday night. During night patrol, the police found the truck moving suspiciously near Gokul Theatre in Allipuram area. On questioning, the driver said that they were carrying banana leaves and bananas.
The officer leading the night patrol grew suspicious and asked them to open the container door and found it to be loaded with piles of wood. It was only later that the cops realised that it was red sanders. The lorry and the container have been seized and the two persons including driver and a suspected middleman have been taken into custody.
According to Two Town (Maharanipeta zone) SHO, Kalyani, the police were yet to ascertain the weight of the cargo and its origin and destination. However, sources say that preliminary investigations revealed that the cargo might have been loaded in Nellore and was probably heading towards China.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (east zone) D.N. Mahesh, the role of noted red sanders smuggler Gangi Reddy, who was also one among the accused in the Alipiri claymore mine attack on Chandrababu Naidu, is to be investigated.