Araria, July 19
Liquor price Rs 70 lakh was seized in Bihar’s Araria district and 7 individuals have been arrested in a joint operation by the excise division and the police, officers mentioned on Sunday.
Acting on a tip off, police and excise officers intercepted two vehicles on the toll plaza in Town police station space on Saturday evening and seized 648 cartons of liquor, Araria Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Pushkar Kumar mentioned.
The worth of the seized liquor is estimated to be round Rs 70 lakh out there, he mentioned, including that two drivers and a cleaner of the vehicles have been arrested.
Four individuals, who later arrived on the spot in an SUV, have been additionally arrested in reference to the seizure, Kumar mentioned.
The two vehicles and the SUV have additionally been seized, he mentioned.
The consignment was being taken to Muzaffarpur in north Bihar from West Bengal by way of Araria, the officer mentioned.
Police are investigating the matter as a way to unravel the smuggling community, he mentioned.
Bihar is a ‘dry’ state after it banned liquor in April 2016. PTI