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Excise dept destroys 2.5 kL raw material for illicit liquor

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

In a raid conducted by the Excise Department, 10 drums containing 2,500 litres raw material for making illicit and two furnaceshave been destroyed in the jungles near Hindan river in Loni area here, officials said today.

Apart from the raw material, all apparatuses have been razed, while 125 liters of illicit which was ready for sale was seized in the action yesterday, district excise officer Karunendra Singh said.

Teams of excise department from Meerut, and jointly raided a bordering village Girdharpur and Khoda colony of and and seized 151 cartons of IMFL, Singh said.

35 cartons of India-made foreign (IMFL) have been confiscated from Agraula village as well, he said.

One bootlegger, Jagpal Saxena, has been arrested, while others managed to give officials the slip, he added.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 17:07 IST