Palghar, May 17 : Foreign liquor worth Rs 76,000 has been seized while five persons are arrested for distinctly smuggling alcohol in the Vasai Division of this district, police said on Sunday. The accused have been identified as Jitendra Mirashi (43), Ramesh (42), Kandarp Shah (36), Kunal Vira (36) and Sunil Sharma (30).
All of whom are Mumbai residents. The four tracks, used to illegally transport booze, have also been impounded hence totalling the seizure value to Rs 43,76,350, stated District Police spokesman Hemant Katkar. The seizures were made at five different places in limits of the valid Police Station, he apprised. Five separate offences under The Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949 were registered. Further probe into the case is underway. (UNI)