HOJAI: A truck laden with illegal logs was seized by the forest officials in West Karbi Anglong along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Tuesday. Officials from Southern Range, Kheroni launched an operation on Monday night in Siro village in Mulaber under Zirikindeng police station and seized a truck bearing registration no ML-04-3991, laden with illegal wood logs. However, no one was arrested. The logs were being taken to Meghalaya.
"We suspect that there are some miscreants among the locals who are helping in illegal activities. It is due to them that the smugglers usually manage to escape before we reach them and abandon their trucks and logs," Range Officer Chandra Sing Tisso said. The seized logs and truck were taken to the forest department's office, Southern Range at Kheroni.