Mahabubabad: The police seized 75 quintals of black jaggery worth Rs 7.50 lakh, two quintals of alum and a DCM van on Friday and arrested three persons. The arrested were Vankudoth Veerender of Vodina thanda village, Goni Yakanna of Mudupugal, and Urangula Tirupati, driver of the van, of Reddipalli village of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.
Disclosing the details at a press meet held at Mahabubabad rural police station here on Saturday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Nandyala Koti Reddy said that both Veerender and Yakanna had been purchasing the banned black jaggery from Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh at a lower price and selling the same to the Gudumba (ID liquor) manufacturers in Mahabubabad district at exorbitant prices to earn easy money.
“On Friday, Mahabubabad Rural CI S Ravi Kumar, and SI Ch Ramesh were patrolling in Mudupugal area and found the van in a suspicious manner.
The police intercepted the vehicle and checked it. During the checking, they found 75 quintals of black jaggery and two quintals of alum in the vehicle (AP 39 W3736),” the SP added. DSP M Venkataramana was present at the press meet.
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