”Actual Smugglers Belong To A.P; We Are Just Coolies”
“The actual smugglers of red sanders belong to Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema”, revealed one of the red sandalwood-cutters in Tamil Nadu. A coolie who is well-versed with entering the Seshachalam forest and illegitimately cutting down red sandalwood trees told in a Tamil Nadu TV channel interview that the agent who takes them into the forest to do the task also belongs to Andhra Pradesh. He also told that agents from the A.P attract coolies in their region by promising high amount of wages. The wood-cutter suggested that no one else falls for the trap. He notified that those encountered by the police were all new to the job.