Illegal timber-laden truck seized by Jorabat forest team

Illegal timber smuggler arrested by forest team in Meghalaya Jorabat Forest

Timber laden truck seized

Meghalaya, Oct 1-2020: Acting against a notorious timber smuggler, the Jorabat Forest team which was on a hunt of it, was able to seize a truck carrying timber illegally on Wednesday night.

Jorabat Forest Beat Officer Jintu M Talukdar, who led the operation, said “Based on our secret inputs, we were on an alert since a few days and finally got the hold of the truck last night on the National Highway-37 near Jorabat. We have sent the truck to the Divisional Forest office for its safe custody.”

Timber laden truck seized

The truck (AS 01KC 3393) was carrying an illegal consignment of timber from Meghalaya and was heading towards upper-Assam, informed Talukdar.

The driver of the truck has also been apprehended and further investigation is on.

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