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Nine trucks seized on the charge of illegal sand transportation

Mangaluru: Officials of Mines and Geology Department on Tuesday night and Wednesday seized nine trucks on the charge of illegal sand transportation at two different locations around Mangaluru.

In the first instance, the officials seized four trucks near Hoigebazar in the southern part of the city close to Nethravati river.

Officials said the trucks were parked to get sand loads from the river banks. The seized trucks have been handed over to the jurisdictional police.

Five sand-laden trucks were seized near Addur on the banks of Phalguni (Gurupura) on Wednesday noon. The officials handed over the trucks to the jurisdictional Bajpe police, before releasing them on collecting Rs. 60,000 as penalty. Senior geologist Nagendrappa, officials including Somashekhara Murthy, Mahadevappa and driver Channappa participated in the drive.

The district administration has banned sand excavation from river beds in the coastal regulation zone area during the monsoon — between June and August. As a result, construction activity in the district has almost come to a standstill and frequent attempts are being made to transport sand within as well as outside the district.


  • Published in Mangaluru

Cash worth Rs. 10 lakh seized at Uppala

Uppala: Officers of Excise department have seized Rs. 10 lakh that was being carried in a Scorpio vehicle without proper documents at Vamanjur check post in Hosangady.

The occupant of the car has revealed that the money was withdrawn from the bank and was taken from Mangaluru to Seethangoli. But as he failed to present proper documents police seized the cash.

Excise C.I Velayudhan Kummath, inspector M.T Thomas, Preventive officers Renny Fernandese, C.K Ashraf, Excise officers E.K Madhu, Mohammed Ijaz, Jhonson Paul were present.

Police said they investigating about the source of the money.

  • Published in Kerala

Illegal cattle transporting spotted in Bantwal

Bantwal: A pick up vehicle was halted near the road in a state where the tire was dismantled in Bantwal. Upon investigating illegal cattle trading business came into light.

Around 11 cows were tied and kept inside the pickup van in a horrifying situation on Monday at 5 a.m.

The cops of Bantwal station on definite information went to the spot and seized the cattle and the van.

The over speed of the van has made van’s tire dismantle and the pickup van was halted near the road. Driver of the van had escaped the scene fearing of consequence. People on doubt of accident or any mishap when went near the pick up, they found cattles’ inside the vehicle tied in an inhuman way.

 Bhajarangadal members and Hindu Sanghatans have released the cows and have washed them up cleanly. Later police arrived and seized the vehicle along with the cows.


Bhajrangadal has warned about increasing illegal cattle trading in the city and said that protest will be staged if full stop is not put to this trading.

  • Published in Bantwal

Illegal wooden log transporting: Lorry seized

Sulya: The lorry that was transporting wooden logs without proper document was seized by forest officers in Sulya on Saturday.

Lorry that was going coming down from Madikeri to Mangaluru (KA 01 AD 4989) was stopped and checked at Sampaje gate by forest officers.

The officers said that the lorry had not had proper documents so they had to sieze the lorry along with logs.

314.20 C FT logs were carried to Andaman in the lorry said reports.

  • Published in D.K.

Foreign gold worth Rs. 60 lakh siezed in Mangaluru air port

Mangaluru: The officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Mangaluru International airport seized 2.2 kg of gold concealed in the toilet of Jet Airways aircraft on Saturday June 6.

Acting on a credible information the DRI officers searched Jet Airways flight number 9W 531 coming from Dubai to Mangaluru. During the search the officers found 22 pieces of gold bars of foreign origin weighing 100gms each was found in the rear toilet. The value of the seized gold is aid to be approximately Rs. 60 lakhs.

  • Published in Mangaluru

Violation of rules: Sand Lorries seized that were transporting sand more than limit

Bantwala: The Lorries, transporting sand more than the specified weights of sand are stopped and seized at B.C.Road by Karnataka Mines and Geology Department.

The Mining officers Ramappa and Nagendrappa led team stopped 6 lorries for inspection near bus stop. They found that the sand loaded was more than that specified in the permit. 10 to 16 tons were specified in permit but some lorries had loaded 23 tons which was violation of the rule. Officers have informed that extra tones will be fined rupees 2000 per tons. Bantwala Town police helped the mining officers.

  • Published in Bantwal

Gold biscuits worth Rs. 16 lakh seized in Mangaluru Air port

Mangaluru: Customs officers in Mangaluru International Airport here seized gold biscuits worth Rs. 16.3 lakh from a passenger on Tuesday February 3.

The accused passenger has been identified as Kanimkundil Mohammed Sameer of Udma, Kasargod district. He had concealed the gold biscuits inside his rectum.   

The accused was produced before the court seeking permission to screen his body for detection of the gold biscuits. He was screened by the authorities of Wenlock Hospital, which indicated concealment of metal pieces in his rectum.

Detailed examination of his body resulted in the recovery and seizure of five gold biscuits totally weighing 583 grams, valued about Rs 16,33,520.

Investigation indicates that Sameer is a part of a smuggling gang operating between Kasargod in Kerala and Dubai. Further investigation is in progress.

  • Published in Crime

Illegal sand mining area raided: 19 lorries seized

Kundapur: Excise officers, Kundapur police and geosciences officers raided the illegal sand mining spot in Anagalli in Hrikudru here on Friday January 23 and seized 6 sand laden lorries and another 13 lorries parked at the site.

Many families in Herikudru are in danger of losing their lands as sand mining is in rampant in this region. Locals had complained about the sand mafia to the related department.

Few days ago district commissioner had ordered to raid the illegal sand mining sites. Acting on the order Kundapur sub divisional officer Charulatha Somal had raided the spot and seized 7 lorries. But the very next day sand mining was active in the region.

On Friday afternoon the raid was conducted under the leadership of geosciences department officer Latha Kulakarni and 19 lorries have been seized. Excise officer Timmappa Shettigar, Angalli village municipal PDO Anil Biradar, Village accountant Dinesh, Kundapur station officer Nasir Hussain were present during the raid.


  • Published in Udupi
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