Teak wood worth Rs 40 lakh recovered before smuggling, one arrested in Rajganj

Rajganj, April 24th: Forest workers from the Belakoba Range recovered Burma teak wood worth Rs 40 lakh before it could be smuggled out. A person, identified as Ram Bilas, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested in connection with this incident

Reportedly, this morning, forest personnel led by Ranger Sanjay Dutta stopped a container at Fatapukur in Rajganj on the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri National Highway. During the search, a large quantity of Burma teak wood was found in the container. The container driver was arrested on the spot for not providing valid documentation. The wood was apparently being transported from Guwahati to Kolkata.

The accused will be produced in the Jalpaiguri district court on Tuesday. The Forest Department’s quick action prevented the smuggling of valuable timber, and the arrest of the accused is expected to send a strong message to those involved in illegal activities.

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