Illicit liquor smugglers arrested

Illicit liquor smugglers arrested

Ballia: The police on Monday nabbed five members of two gangs of smugglers and recovered illicit liquor packed in 1,183 cartons worth of Rs. 52 lakhs at two different places. The liquor consignments were being transported to Bihar.

According to reports, during a checking drive the police stopped a truck near Sadauli culvert in Rasara police station area on Monday evening. A total of 49,000 bottles of illicit liquor of two brands in 980 cartons were recovered from the truck with the registration number of Haryana.

Illicit liquor smugglers arrested

The police arrested three persons identified as Manish Yadav, resident of Ballia, Rohtas and Sanjay, both natives of Haryana. During interrogation, they confessed that the liquor consignment was being smuggled to Bihar from Haryana.

According to Rasara inspector Saurabh Kumar Rai, the arrested persons were booked under sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 272 (adulteration of food or drink intended for sale, 274 (adulteration of drugs), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of IPC and sections of Excise Act and MV Act. The liquor and the truck were seized.

Illicit liquor smugglers arrested

In another incident, the police caught two persons near Tengarahi temple in Bairia police station area. They were smuggling liquors to Bihar in a pick up van. The police recovered 230 cartons with different brands of liquor. The arrested persons were identified as Sonu and Golu, both residents of Ballia district.  Baria SO Lalbahadur Yadav said that the arrested persons were booked under Excise Act and the pick up van was seized under MV Act.




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