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    • Recently, Personnel of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) nabbed one of the most wanted red sanders smuggling operatives allegedly having links with global syndicates.

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    • Red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus), known for their rich hue and therapeutic properties.
    • It is high in demand across Asia, particularly in China and Japan, for use in cosmetics and medicinal products as well as for making furniture, woodcraft and musical instruments.
    • Red Sanders usually grow in the rocky, degraded and fallow lands with Red Soil and a hot and dry climate.
    • It is declared Near Threatened in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) red list
    • It is listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
    • It is among the endangered species of wood found in Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: TH