406 held for illicit trade in Ferozepur - ECAS Punjab

406 held for illicit trade in Ferozepur

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Ferozepur, August 8

Tightening the noose around bootleggers and smugglers of illicit liquor, the excise and police departments launched a joint operation in Ferozepur district.

As per information, the authorities have so far filed 312 FIRs and arrested 406 persons involved in the illicit liquor trade. Besides, more than 42 manufacturing liquor units were destroyed during the crackdown.

SP Mukhtiar Rai said since January this year, hundreds of raids were conducted by special squads at various hideouts of bootleggers and more than 10 lakh-litre lahan and 19,357-litre illicit liquor had been destroyed. He said a consignment of 15,386 bottles of licit liquor had also been recovered from the smugglers. Officials of the excise department destroyed 29 utensils and drums along with manufacturing units.

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