Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 19 ( ANI ): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized over 40 metric tonnes of red sandalwood
worth Rs 16 crore and arrested three people in Chennai on Sunday.
Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected red sandalwood
in the container.
The officer testified: "He called me and asked for help to allow a container with banned, red sandalwood
into the country.
Political parties including the DMK, BJP, PMK, Congress and CPI have claimed that " poor labourers from Tamil Nadu" were among the victims and have asked the state government to pursue lawful means to check smuggling of red sandalwood
, for instance, was also used as a medicine, for the manufacture of musical instruments and furniture, and for burnt offerings in Hindu ceremonies.
For example, France bans the use of red sandalwood
in furniture making, so furniture originally made in red sandalwood
will use a different type of wood.
The hotel is also within walking distance of the world-famous China Red Sandalwood
Museum -- the first and largest private museum in China.
Originally isolated from red sandalwood
(Pterocarpus santalinus), pterostilbene had already been touted for its fungicidal and antidiabetic properties--and showed potential for lowering blood glucose--when Rimando started experimenting with it in the early 1990s.
Tesco's Skin Wisdom's range includes the new Silky Touch Body Lotion with red sandalwood
and almond butter, pounds 2.
Upmarket establishments took pride in their comfortable surroundings; one account reports that 'In the most prestigious places, couches were made of red sandalwood
, mattresses beautifully embroidered with soft cushions and spittoons made of white copper .
Siliguri (West Bengal), June3 ( ANI ): Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Friday seized about 975 kilograms of red sandalwood
from West Bengal's Siliguri district and arrested two smugglers.
Al Khaja said nine seizures of red sandalwood
banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), comprised 130,000 items worth Dh5.
Natural colours can also be made at home by mixing red sandalwood
powder with refined flour or whole wheat flour.
Dubai: Dubai Customs has succeeded in stopping 253 tons of red sandalwood
, an endangered species prohibited for trade under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) from being smuggled to Dubai in the past two years.
Kinnaur, Dec 9 (ANI): Officials of the Anti Corruption Bureau in Himachal Pradesh conducted a special raid at Jeori village in Kinnaur District and seized around 20 tonnes of sanders wood, also known as red sandalwood
, on Thursday suspected to being smuggled into China through Tibet.