KADAPA: Forest personnel seized 17 red sanders logs near Chintarachapalle village under the limits of Vontimitta mandal on Tuesday.
According to assistant conservator of forests Srinivas, acting on a tip-off, he along with his men raided the village and seized the logs. However, noticing the forest staff, the smugglers had fled from the spot.
Suspecting the hand of two persons - B Kadiraiah and B Srinivasulu - of Chintarachapalle village behind the incident, forest officials registered a case.
Meanwhile, to prevent smugglers from entering the forest, the police set up a special checkpost at Gangayapalle of Kalasapadu mandal.