500 litres country-made liquor seized in Cuttack, 1 held

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Cuttack: A flying squad of Cuttack excise officials on Saturday evening seized over 500 litres of country-made liquor from a car during a raid near Athagarh.

The police also seized the Maruti 800 car used in the illegal trading and arrested one person in this connection, identified as Allahda Pradhan of Chaspada under Choudwar police limits in the district.

According to sources, the flying squad had got a specific input, following which the sleuths chased a Maruti Suzuki car bearing registration number OD 06 D 9250 and intercepted it near Athagarh.

During the search of the vehicle six packets stashed with over 500 litres of country-made liquor were found and seized. Later, the driver was arrested.

The seized liquor consignment was being sent to Kandarpur area in the district from Athagarh, informed Sarat Chandra Bhanja, IIC, Flying Squad.

Interrogation of the held driver is underway to find out details of the case.

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