Assam: Huge consignment of illicit liquor seized; 2 Arrested

Guwahati: A huge quantity of illegal liquor belonging from Arunachal Pradesh has been seized by Assam Police during an operation on Monday as they busted an interstate liquor smuggling racket.

Police officials informed that the estimated value of the seized liquor is around Rs 40 lakh.

Initial reports state that Assam’s local police Biswanath district’s Behali and Sonitpur district’s Borang conducted an operation against illegal liquor smuggling during which the consignment was seized.

Moreover, two people were detained by police in connection with the seizure.

Officials reported that a truck with a Manipur registration had been intercepted and that after a search illegal alcohol was found and seized. The truck had registration numbers ‘MN 03 T1 1401’.

According to the police, despite their requests for the truck to halt, it continued to move away from the scene. Cops then chased the truck for a long while and were able to intercept it at Boginadi in Assam’s Lakhimpur.

Meanwhile, the driver and co-pilot of the truck have taken into custody by the officials on charges of smuggling.

The driver identified as Leu Singh, while the co-pilot was identified as Dinku Singh.

Police officers further stated that as many as 929 cartons packed with Arunachal-made liquor were being smuggled in concealed with bags of cement and bricks. However, thorough checking revealed the alcohol cartons.

Moreover, the total seizure was estimated to be worth around Rs 37 lakhs by the police officials.

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