Palghar, May 14 : Liquor worth Rs 5 lakhs has been seized while 15 persons are arrested for distinctly smuggling alcohol in limits of the Virar, Valiv, Manickpur, and Tulinj police stations in this district, police said on Thursday. The vehicles, used to illegally transport booze, worth Rs 7 lakhs have also been impounded, added police.
District Police spokesman Hemant Katkar stated that the seizures were made during nakabandi or security checks in Vasai division. It was discovered that the liquor was being smuggled by concealing them in cars, motorbikes and vans converted into ambulances, he apprised.
He further said that four separate offenses under The Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949 were registered with respective police stations late last evening. Among the 15 accused, some said that they bought the brew for personal consumption while others said that they were transporting it to different places. (UNI)