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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

42 arrested with 32K bottles of booze

Ambala, October 6

The smuggling of liquor touched a new high in Ambala last month, if the official figures are any indication. Under its drive against liquor smuggling, the police had arrested 42 smugglers with over 32,000 bottles of illicit liquor.

Sharing the official data here on Tuesday, Ambala Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Kalia said 32 cases of liquor smuggling were registered under the Excise Act in the district in September and huge cache of illicit liquor, which was being smuggled from other parts of the region, was seized. The seizure included 29,416 bottles of IMFL and 3,029 bottles of local made liquor. The total recovery of 32,445 bottles of illicit liquor was handed over to the Excise Department for further action. The biggest catch in September was the inter-state booze scam, which was busted with the arrest of 17 persons so far and recovery of 2,669 boxes of illicit liquor, containing various types of whiskey, scotch and rum under leading brand names. — TNS

from The Tribune

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