In an interview to ABN news channel, infamous red sander smuggler Kollam Gangi Reddy has said that he was able to carry out his smuggling activities with the help of God without elaborating further.
Gangi Reddy is wanted in 27 red sander smuggling cases in the districts of Kurnool, Kadappa and Tirupati and has 20 cases of non-bailable arrest warrants pending against his name.
Gangi Reddy, who ran a red sanders smuggling racket in Chittoor, Nellore, Kurnool and Kadapa districts, was arrested in Mauritius in February following an Interpol red corner notice. Nine months after his arrest, he was brought to Hyderabad on Sunday by a team of police officials.
He is also an accused in the attack on chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Alipiri in Chittoor in 2003.
Kollam is a native of Vathalur in Pullampet mandal in Kadapa district. A man known to have controlled extensive crime rackets in both AP and Telangana, police in both the states are hoping that he would lead them to cracking down on some big crime cartels.