Liquor worth Rs 6.3 crore seized

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Liquor worth Rs 6.3 crore seized

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | PNS | Bhopal

In a joint action by police and the Excise department seized liquor worth Rs 6.30 crores in two different cases on Tuesday in Jhabua.

According to the police, the alcohol was being illegally transported to Gujrat and Daman and Diu. The transportation was intercepted by the police and Excise department.

Superintendent of Police of Jhabua  Padm Vilochan Shukla told, "Acting on a tip-off, a police team reached a dhaba in Kalia village on Indore-Ahmedabad highway and searched a truck on Tuesday,"

According to information, police was able to seize over a thousand boxes filled to the brim with liquor. The truck was registered in Rajasthan and was smuggling the booze illegally to Gujrat. The liquor is estimated to be worth 1.46 crores.

The truck driver and his accomplice tried to run away from the spot where police stopped them, but were unable to outrun the police. Police nabbed both the perpetrators and the truck. A case has been filed and further investigation is underway.

Another case of illegal liquor was reported on the same day by the Excise Department. Officials seized nine trucks which were filled to the t with illegal liquor and was enroute to Silvassa and Daman and Diu from the Pitol toll plaza which is situated on the Madhya Pradesh-Gujarat border.

According to information, more than 11,000 boxes of liquor were seized from the nine trucks. The liquor is estimated to be worth around Rs 4.8 crores.

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