750 liquor cartons on way to Gujarat seized, one heldBy IANS
Saturday, August 21, 2010
PANCHKULA - An attempt to smuggle 750 cartons of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth over Rs.5 lakh to Gujarat has been foiled and one person arrested from this Haryana town, police said Saturday.
The cartons were recovered from a truck during a regular search operation at a police check-post in Panchkula, neighbouring state capital Chandigarh, Haryana police said.
“The seized liquor is worth over Rs.5 lakh. We have also arrested the driver of the truck, Suresh Kumar. He was smuggling this liquor to Gujarat from Chandigarh. He had bills of some detergent powder whereas the truck was loaded with liquor cartons,” a police officer said.
Many cases of liquor smuggling from Chandigarh have come into light in the recent past as liquor is cheaper in this union territory than in the neighbouring states.