Illegal sand smuggling racket busted in Puri, 9 held

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Puri: District administration officials claimed to have busted an illegal sand smuggling racket with the arrest of nine persons from Baliapanda Sipasarubali area in Puri district.

According to sources, the district administration officials along with CESU Engineers conducted a raid at Baliapanda Sipasarubali area on the basis of reliable inputs regarding the illegal activity.

During the raid, nine persons involved in illegal sand mining were apprehended from the spot. The officials also seized 15 trucks, 2 JCBs and a Haiwa, sources added.

Reportedly, the arrested persons are in police custody and a case has been registered against them. They will soon be forwarded to the court.

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