The arrested have been identified as Abdul Jabbar, the pickup driver and Madhwa Bambila resident Samseer.
Relying on definite leads the police intercepted the vehicle plying from Poonjalkatte to Mangaluru at Jakribettu. On inspection of the vehicle found beef in it.
When the arrested were subjected to interrogation they revealed that the meat was being transported from Beloor to Mangaluru market without valid permission or documents. Bantwal town police have registered a case in this regard.
The operation was conducted by PSI Chandrashekar and Harish under the guidance of assistant police inspector Hrishikesh Sonavane Bhagavan and CPI Nagaraj. The operation also included staff Suju, Mallik and Niranjan.