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3 arrested for smuggling liquor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three men were arrested for allegedly liquor from to by hiding cartons under building construction material, police said Thursday.

The accused were identified as Jitender, 38, ,49, and ,29, they said.

used to earn Rs 30-40 lakh per month and he used to give Rs 20,000 each to and Ram for transporting the consignment, AK Singla, of Police (Crime) said.

On Monday, police received information that a huge consignment of illicit liquor of Haryana's liquor baron Dalbir Maan was being smuggled from to and the carriers would enter via Badarpur Border in a truck loaded with huge quantity of illicit liquor, he said.

Police laid a trap near the expected place of their arrival and a truck was intercepted near bus stand and Vinod and were apprehended, while managed to escape, he added.

On checking the truck, it was found loaded with coarse construction aggregate and on further inspection, multiple cartons of liquor were found, Singla said.

Soon after removal of the aggregate, a huge consignment of 440 cartons containing about 4,000 litres of illicit liquor hidden beneath the cover was recovered, he added.

During interrogation, revealed that the seized illicit liquor was illegally procured by him from the liquor godown of the liquor mafia, police said.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 22:06 IST