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10 tons of PDS rice seized

Coimbatore, Feb 2 (PTI): Ten tons of rice, meant for the Public Distribution System and being smuggled to neighbouring Kerala were seized by food and civil supplies officials and two persons arrested in this connection near Pollachi today. the seizure was made from a lorry which was stopped for a search at Vadagupalayam on the Pollachi-Palakkad Road early today.The driver and cleaner were arrested and the lorry impounded, official sources said.

An enquiry revealed that the vehicle belonged to a person from Kerala, they said, adding investigations are on.

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