PDS rice seized, two held

Civil Supplies anti-smuggling wing intercepted 2,250 kg of PDS rice here in a mini van in Pochampalli on Friday. Two men, hailing from Bengaluru, were arrested.

The Civil Supplies officials,following complaints of smuggling of PDS rice were conducting vehicle inspections in Pochampalli detecting the smuggled rice.

Vehicle checks were carried out near Kavundanur, when a mini van from Samalpatty to Mathur was intercepted.

According to sources, upon inspection, the mini van that was laden with tomatoes was found stacked with bags of rice underneath. The rice was seized.

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