Smuggled liquor worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Nagpur, two arrested

smuggled alcohol Liquor worth Rs 20 lakh has been seized in Nagpur and the officials have detained two people in connection with the case, an excise department official said on Wednesday.

The liquor was allegedly smuggled from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, the official said.

According to PTI, he said the contraband material was hidden in a cavity created in the lower portion of the loading area of ​​the truck, while the upper portion was filled with fly ash.

The official said that the Excise Department had received information two months ago about large-scale smuggling of liquor from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra.

On Tuesday, a truck was stopped on suspicion at the Automotive Square and officers inspected it. According to PTI, they were shocked to find that the truck had over 300 liquor crates stacked five feet high.

The official said the truck and liquor have been seized and a case has been registered against the truck owner, driver and his assistant or cleaner under the Maharashtra Prohibition Act.

The driver and cleaner have been arrested, while the owner is absconding, the news agency reported on Wednesday.

Equipment seized as part of anti-illegal sand mining drive in Thane

Meanwhile, in another incident, the authorities Thane district of Maharashtra On Wednesday, the police seized and destroyed equipment used in illegal sand mining in the district, PTI reported.

The estimated cost of the equipment is Rs 24 lakh.

According to PTI, an official said that the action was carried out by the Bhiwandi sub-divisional office in the area stretching from Kalher to Kon.

The workers on the barge fled the spot upon seeing the enforcement team. According to the news agency, they said that the hull of the barge was deliberately damaged in an attempt to avoid getting caught, causing it to become immobile and eventually sink.

According to PTI, the official said efforts are underway to remove the suction pump from the Kalher port through a boat, and there are plans to disable it permanently using a gas cutter to prevent its use for illegal activities in future.

(With PTI inputs)