When people started chasing sand smugglers who were loading sand in Ariyalai area, the smugglers had fled the area unloading the sand on A9 road.
It could be noted that the dumped sand being spread over an 300 meter long area near Ariyalai Nedunkulam Junction area. Because of this the traffic on A9 was hindered for around 10 hours.
This incident had occurred at mid night yesterday. The fleeing vehicle had also damaged the telecommunication post.
In a context where the smuggler vehicle being not identified so far, the police had undertaken further inquiries.